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Deploy a single-zone control plane
In order to deploy Kong Mesh in a single-zone deployment, the
kuma-cp control plane must be started in
Once Kong Mesh is up and running, data plane proxies can now connect directly to it.
When the mode is not specified, Kong Mesh will always start in
zone mode by default.
Optional: control plane authentication
Running administrative tasks (like generating auth tokens) requires authentication by token or a connection via localhost when interacting with the control plane.
Moving to a multi-zone deployment
You can transform a single-zone deployment into a multi-zone deployment by doing federation.