How are service instances counted in HCP Consul?
Service instances are counted via the total amount of pods over all existing Consul services (and any replicas of them
For example, if you have deployed 2 services (i.e. having 2 Kubernetes
deployments) in a Kubernetes cluster - Service A and Service B, and Service A is running with 3 replicas (pods), while service B is running with 2 replicas (pods). The total Service instances in this scenario is 5.
Please see our documentation for more detailed information on HCP Consul Pricing
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