Components of Microservices

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Kumar Pallav
·Sep 19, 2019·

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Components of Microservices

Let us look at components of Microservices , which we will be learning, We will be creating

Below is the diagram of the components we will be building.


  • Microservices : user-service and todo-services.
  • Config Server: All Microservices on startup will refer to config server for their configurations.
  • Api Gateway: A centralized way to access all the microservices , A front facing unit for all the clients. Also responsible for common services via Filters viz. Authentication , capturing user info in log before hitting services and many other.
  • Feign Client Helps to remove boilerplate restTemplate code
  • Ribbon Along with feign client helps to load balance the application
  • Naming Server: Eureka: All of the microservices on startup will let naming server know about their existence. Naming server will know their address /location/ ip . Whenever one microservices calls another via ribbon/feign , it will check naming server for existence on another service and return correct one. Because there can be multiple instances of any microservice it helps as in load balancing .
  • Spring Cloud Sleuth As the name suggests ,sleuth is a detective, To every incoming request it adds tracing mechanism , i.e. traceid . With all logs printing this trace id. We can track over which microservice instance request has traveled.
  • Rabbit MQ Just to keep track of all traces coming of incoming request. It keeps all these traces at one centralized place.
  • Zipkin UI for looking tracing the entire journey of request.
  • Hystrix A fallback mechanism for any failing services.

Note: All of the above Microservices are created as a part of tutorial , You can find entire tutorial at Spring Boot REST API and Microservices .

The source code of the above microservice architecture is present at Github.

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