If you select Consul

While Consul has lots of benefits, the following points need to be taken care of while selecting Consul:

  • Clients need to write their own load-balancing, timeout, and retry logic. To avoid writing complete logic, we can utilize the following node module at https://www.npmjs.com/package/resilient.
  • The client needs to implement fetch logic, and cache, and Consul failure handling individually unless we utilized Registrator. These needs to be written separately for each language in the ecosystem.
  • Priorities cannot be set for servers; custom logic needs to be written.

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