For basic instructions on using your Couchbase Server installation, see Chapter 3, Administration Basics.
For information on deploying and building your Couchbase Server cluster, see Section 4.7, “Deployment Strategies”.
For instructions on how to use the Couchbase Web Console to manage your Couchbase Server installation, see Chapter 6, Using the Web Console.
If you already have an application that uses the Memcached protocol then you can start using your Couchbase Server immediately. If so, you can simply point your application to this server like you would any other memcached server. No code changes or special libraries are needed, and the application will behave exactly as it would against a standard memcached server. Without the client knowing anything about it, the data is being replicated, persisted, and the cluster can be expanded or contracted completely transparently.
If you do not already have an application, then you should investigate one of the available Couchbase client libraries to connect to your server and start storing and retrieving information. For more information, see Couchbase SDKs.