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To install and run Kuma execute the following steps:
Finally, you can follow the Quickstart to take it from here and continue your Kuma journey.
Run the following script to automatically detect the operating system and download Kuma:
curl -L https://kuma.io/installer.sh | VERSION=1.8.8 sh -
or you can download the distribution manually.
Then extract the archive with:
tar xvzf kuma-1.8.8.
Make sure you have tar and gzip installed.
Once downloaded, you will find the contents of Kuma in the
kuma-1.8.8 folder. In this folder, you will find - among other files - the
bin directory that stores all the executables for Kuma.
You can start the control-plane with:
This example will run Kuma in
standalone mode for a “flat” deployment, but there are more advanced
We suggest adding the
kumactl executable to your
PATH so that it’s always available in every working directory. Or - alternatively - you can also create link in
/usr/local/bin/ by executing:
ln -s kuma-1.8.8/bin/kumactl /usr/local/bin/kumactl
Note: By default this will run Kuma with a
memory store, but for production you have to use a persistent storage like PostgreSQL by updating the
kuma-cp) is now running! Now that Kuma has been installed you can access the control-plane via either the GUI, the HTTP API, or the CLI:
Kuma ships with a read-only GUI that you can use to retrieve Kuma resources. By default the GUI listens on the API port and defaults to
To access Kuma you can navigate to
127.0.0.1:5681/gui to see the GUI.
You will notice that Kuma automatically creates a
entity with name
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kuma 🚀.
In order to start using Kuma, it’s time to check out the quickstart guide for Universal deployments.