The very basics of service discovery

This is meant to be an introductory post to a series of posts about Service Discovery and Distributed Consensus. Hopefully this will be series of posts on more aspects of service discovery & Consul etc. Service Discovery We begin with the simple problem of identifying which host/port services are running. For eg. in a small webapp, a simple static conf file could point to the DB node. As functionality grows you would have various (preferably stateless) services talking on different ports (and even different servers). »