How To Install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Envoy is an open-source edge and service proxy, designed for cloud-native applications. Built on the learnings of solutions such as Nginx, HAProxy, hardware load balancers, and cloud load balancers, Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apt-transport-https gnupg2 curl lsb-release

Step 3. Installing Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, Envoy Proxy is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command to add the Envoy Proxy repository on your Ubuntu system:

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/getenvoy-keyring.gpg] https://deb.dl.getenvoy.io/public/deb/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getenvoy.list

Next, import the GPG key:

curl -sL 'https://deb.dl.getenvoy.io/public/gpg.8115BA8E629CC074.key' | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/getenvoy-keyring.gpg

Finally, install Envoy on Ubuntu using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install getenvoy-envoy

Now verify the version of Envoy installed:

envoy --version

Step 4. Use Envoy.

Once successfully installed, to check Envoy commands use the help command:

envoy --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Envoy Proxy. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Envoy Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Envoy Proxy website.

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