Mesos-consul is used to register and deregister services that run as Mesos tasks.
For example, if you have a Mesos task called
myapp, then this program will register the application in Consul, which will expose DNS as
myapp.service.consul. Consul also does the Mesos leader discovery through the
leader.Mesos.service.consul DNS, which points to the active leader.
How is this different from other service discovery software?
Mesos-dns is a project similar to Consul. In Mesos-dns, it polls Mesos to get information about the tasks, whereas with Consul, instead of exposing this information via a built-in DNS server, it populates the Consul Service discovery with this information. The services are then exposed by Consul through ...