by JoKeru

Getting started with linkerd

linkerd is a transparent proxy that adds service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility to modern software applications

I will not go into details about this product, I was just curious to see it in action.

Running stuff these days is so easy:

# get root
$ sudo su -

# start docker
$ yum install -y docker
$ /etc/init.d/docker start
$ pip install docker-compose

# deploy linkerd setup
$ yum install -y git
$ git clone
$ cd linkerd-examples/getting-started/docker/
$ docker-compose up -d
$ docker ps -a

Send some requests to the proxy:

$ curl -H "Host: hello" 0:4140
$ for in in $(seq 1 69); do curl -H "Host: hello" 0:4140; done

Check their cool admin interface


Some docker useful commands

# get inside the linkerd docker
$ docker exec -ti $(docker ps | grep linkerd | awk '{print $1}') /bin/bash

# refresh the containers (after you made changes to config files)
$ docker stop $(docker ps -a -q) && docker rm $(docker ps -a -q) && docker-compose up -d