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Get Started with Consul for Service Networking

Introduction

Welcome to Consul's Learn platform! Here you'll find step-by-step examples of how to perform common Consul tasks.

This "Getting Started" section of Learn will help you build mental models to understand how Consul works with tutorials that you can run locally on your computer. Complete the tutorials in this section sequentially; some of them rely on the previous ones.

To make the getting started tutorials easier to run locally, you will use Consul in development mode, which isn't suitable for production deployments. For production guidelines, skip to the "Operations and Development" collections.

Continue to the next tutorial, Install Consul, to install Consul on your local machine.