@vasily-kirichenko you don't need consul, but you can optionally use it as exchange point for initiali nodes used to establish the cluster (so actor systems are connecting to consul instead of lighthouse node). Additionally, akka.net nodes will register themselves as services, so you can watch them in consul UI. Btw. something that may be interesting for you, today I've managed to fully replace FsPickler with Hyperion inside Akkling (using hyperion master branch). This also means, that soon I should be able to port Akkling to full .NET Standard (right now it's only .NET Framework full).