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Kong Mesh with Docker
To install and run Kong Mesh on Docker:
- Download Kong Mesh
- Run Kong Mesh
- Verify the Installation
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
executables, hosted on Docker Hub:
docker pull each image that you need. For example:
$ docker pull kong/kuma-cp:1.8.2
2. Run Kong Mesh
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
This runs 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
The Kuma quickstart documentation
is fully compatible with Kong Mesh, except that you are
running Kong Mesh containers instead of Kuma containers.
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.