Install from source, binary, Docker or Homebrew.
go get github.com/fabiolb/fabio (>= go1.8) brew install fabio (OSX/macOS stable) docker pull fabiolb/fabio (Docker) https://github.com/fabiolb/fabio/releases (pre-built binaries)
Register your service in Consul.
Make sure that each instance registers with a unique
ServiceIDand a service name without spaces.
Register a health check in Consul as described here.
Make sure the health check is since fabio will only watch services which have a passing health check.
Routes are stored in Consul Service Tags and you need to add a separate
urlprefix-tag for every
host/pathprefix the service serves.
For example, if your service handles
/productthen add two tags
urlprefix-/product. You can register as many prefixes as you want.
fabio can forward HTTP, HTTPS and TCP traffic. Below are some configuration examples:
# HTTP/S examples # Make sure the prefix for HTTP routes contains at least one slash (/). urlprefix-/css # path route urlprefix-i.com/static # host specific path route urlprefix-mysite.com/ # host specific catch all route urlprefix-/foo/bar strip=/foo # path stripping (forward '/bar' to upstream) urlprefix-/foo/bar proto=https # HTTPS upstream urlprefix-/foo/bar proto=https tlsskipverify=true # HTTPS upstream and self-signed cert # TCP examples urlprefix-:3306 proto=tcp # route external port 3306 # GRPC/S examples urlprefix-/my.service/Method proto=grpc # method specific route urlprefix-/my.service proto=grpc # service specific route urlprefix-/my.service proto=grpcs # TLS upstream urlprefix-/my.service proto=grpcs grpcservername=my.service # TLS upstream with servername override urlprefix-/my.service proto=grpcs tlsskipverify=true # TLS upstream and self-signed cert
Start fabio without a config file
This assumes that a Consul agent is running on
Watch the log output how fabio picks up the route to your service.
Note: For running fabio in Docker look here.
Try starting/stopping your service to see how the routing table changes instantly.
Test that you can access the upstream service via fabio
# for urlprefix-/foo curl -i http://localhost:9999/foo # for urlprefix-mysite.com/foo curl -i -H 'Host: mysite.com' http://localhost:9999/foo
Send all your HTTP traffic to fabio on port