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Kong Mesh with Windows
To install and run Kong Mesh on Windows:
- 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.
Tested on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.
Note: Transparent proxying is not supported on Windows.
1. Download Kong Mesh
To run Kong Mesh on Windows you can choose among different installation methods:
2. Run Kong Mesh
Once downloaded, you will find the contents of Kong Mesh in the
kong-mesh-1.8.3 folder. In this folder, you will find — among other files — the bin directory that stores all the executables for Kong Mesh.
Navigate to the
Then, run the control plane with:
KMESH_LICENSE_PATH=/path/to/file/license.json kuma-cp run
This example will run Kong Mesh in standalone mode for a flat
deployment, but there are more advanced deployment modes
We suggest adding the
kumactl executable to your
PATH so that it’s always available in every working directory (PowerShell as Administrator):
New-Item -ItemType SymbolicLink -Path C:\Windows\kumactl.exe -Target .\kumactl.exe
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 has been installed, 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
binaries instead of the Kuma binaries.
To start using Kong Mesh, see the
quickstart guide for Universal deployments.