Kong Mesh with Docker
To install and run Kong Mesh on Docker, execute the following
Finally, you can follow the Quickstart to take it from here
and continue your Kong Mesh journey.
The official Docker images are used by default in the
You have a license for Kong Mesh.
1. Download Kong Mesh
Kong Mesh provides the following Docker images for all of its
- kuma-cp: at
- kuma-dp: at
- kumactl: at
- kuma-prometheus-sd: at
docker pull each image that you need. For example:
$ docker pull kong-docker-kong-mesh-docker.bintray.io/kuma-cp:1.2.1
2. Run Kong Mesh
Note: Before running the Kong Mesh
control plane process in the next step — which is served by the
kuma-cp container — you need to have a valid
Kong Mesh license in place.
Run the control plane with:
$ docker run \
-p 5681:5681 \
-v /path/to/license.json:/license.json \
-e "KMESH_LICENSE_PATH=/license.json" \
/path/to/license.json is the path to a valid Kong Mesh
license file on the host that will be mounted as
/license.json into the
This example will run Kong Mesh in standalone mode for a flat
deployment, but there are more advanced deployment modes
By default, this will run Kong Mesh with
a memory backend
but you can use a persistent storage like PostgreSQL by updating the
3. Verify the Installation
Now that Kong Mesh (
kuma-cp) is running, you can access the
control plane using either the GUI, the HTTP API, or the CLI:
You will notice that Kong Mesh automatically creates a
entity with the name
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kong Mesh.
After installation, the Kuma quickstart documentation is fully compatible with
Kong Mesh, except that you are running Kong Mesh
binaries instead of the vanilla Kuma ones.
To start using Kong Mesh, see the
quickstart guide for Universal deployments.
If you are entirely using Docker, you may also be interested in checking out the
Kubernetes quickstart as well.