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Dapr placement service overview
The Dapr placement service is used to calculate and distribute distributed hash tables for the location of Dapr actors running in self-hosted mode or on Kubernetes. This hash table maps actor IDs to pods or processes so a Dapr application can communicate with the actor.Anytime a Dapr application activates a Dapr actor, the placement updates the hash tables with the latest actor locations.
The placement service is deployed as part of
dapr init -k, or via the Dapr Helm charts. For more information on running Dapr on Kubernetes, visit the Kubernetes hosting page.