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coreos/etcd

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coreos / etcd

Go

Distributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system


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etcd

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Note: master branch may be in unstable or even broken state during development. Please use releases instead of master branch to get stable binaries.

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etcd is a distributed, consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery, with a focus on being:

  • Simple: curl'able user facing API (HTTP+JSON)
  • Secure: optional SSL client cert authentication
  • Fast: benchmarked 1000s of writes/s per instance
  • Reliable: properly distributed using Raft

etcd is written in Go and uses the Raft consensus algorithm to manage a highly-available replicated log.

See etcdctl for a simple command line client. Or feel free to just use curl, as in the examples below.

If you're considering etcd for production use, please see: production-ready.md

Getting Started

Getting etcd

The easiest way to get etcd is to use one of the pre-built release binaries which are available for OSX, Linux, Windows, AppC (ACI), and Docker. Instructions for using these binaries are on the GitHub releases page.

For those wanting to try the very latest version, you can build the latest version of etcd from the master branch. You will first need Go installed on your machine (version 1.4+ is required). All development occurs on master, including new features and bug fixes. Bug fixes are first targeted at master and subsequently ported to release branches, as described in the branch management guide.

Running etcd

First start a single-member cluster of etcd:

./bin/etcd

This will bring up etcd listening on port 2379 for client communication and on port 2380 for server-to-server communication.

Next, let's set a single key, and then retrieve it:

curl -L http://127.0.0.1:2379/v2/keys/mykey -XPUT -d value="this is awesome"
curl -L http://127.0.0.1:2379/v2/keys/mykey

You have successfully started an etcd and written a key to the store.

Running local etcd cluster

First install goreman, which manages Procfile-based applications.

Our Procfile script will set up a local example cluster. You can start it with:

goreman start

This will bring up 3 etcd members infra1, infra2 and infra3 and etcd proxy proxy, which runs locally and composes a cluster.

You can write a key to the cluster and retrieve the value back from any member or proxy.

Next Steps

Now it's time to dig into the full etcd API and other guides.

Contact

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING for details on submitting patches and the contribution workflow.

Reporting bugs

See reporting bugs for details about reporting any issue you may encounter.

Project Details

Versioning

Service Versioning

etcd uses semantic versioning New minor versions may add additional features to the API.

You can get the version of etcd by issuing a request to /version:

curl -L http://127.0.0.1:2379/version

API Versioning

The v2 API responses should not change after the 2.0.0 release but new features will be added over time.

32-bit systems

etcd has known issues on 32-bit systems due to a bug in the Go runtime. See #358 for more information.

License

etcd is under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for details.