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Setting up Consul Server

You'll need a running Consul Server on your local machine, or a Consul Agent connected to a Consul Server cluster. To run a local server:

  1. Download a copy of the latest Windows version and unzip it into the Consul.Test folder.
  2. Open a command prompt and cd to the Consul.Test folder.
  3. Run .\consul.exe agent -dev -config-file test_config.json

This creates a 1-server cluster that operates in "dev" mode (does not write data to disk) and listens on