Rancher Blog

Kubernetes Authentication in Rancher and RBAC

September 22, 2017

As of version 1.6.3, Rancher introduced the Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) feature in Kubernetes. This feature allows admins to configure different policies that allow or deny access for users and service accounts to Kubernetes API resources.

To better understand how the RBAC feature works, this post will shed light on how authentication works with the Kubernetes API, and how the RBAC authorization module works with authenticated users. Read more

The Similarities and Differences Between Windows and Linux Containers

September 20, 2017

You can run Docker containers on Windows as well as Linux. Although, in many ways, Docker works similarly on these operating systems, there are some differences. Below, I walk through the steps of installing and running Docker on Windows, and point out how they are similar to and different from running Docker on Linux.

Installing Docker on Windows and Linux

Let’s start with installation. The Docker installation process is different on both operating systems. Read more

Installing Rancher - From Single Container to High Availability

September 7, 2017

Any time an organization, team or developer adopts a new platform, there are certain challenges during the setup and configuration process. Often installations have to be restarted from scratch and workloads are lost. This leaves adopters apprehensive about moving forward with new technologies. The cost, risk and effort are too great in the business of today. With Rancher, we’ve established a clear installation and upgrade path so no work is thrown away. Facilitating a smooth upgrade path is key to mitigating against risk and increasing costs. Read more

RancherOS 1.1.0: Updated Docker support, VMware, Syslinux, and more

September 4, 2017

RancherOS v1.1.0 is now available! It includes a number of key enhancements such as: VMWare ESXi support; improved OS level logging, including boot-time logs; remote Syslog logging; and built in Logrotate and Cron services. Syslinux support has improved with the addition of a boot menu, allowing you to select debug, autologin, and recovery consoles. Read more

Announcing a New Terraform Module for GCE

August 31, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that Rancher has released a new Terraform module for deploying Rancher on Google Compute Engine (GCE). This complements our existing module for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Terraform is an excellent tool for managing infrastructure as code, and many of our users already make use of it elsewhere in their environments. Read more