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How to Get Started with Rancher’s New Multi-Tenant Prometheus Support and Alpha Release Process

I recently started at Rancher Labs as the Head of Product Management. I have been in the DevOps space since my time at VMware when we built Cloud Foundry back in 2011. But it wasn’t until 2014, that I started to look at Containers seriously. When Kubernetes launched the next year, it was clear that the enterprises need an easier way to deploy containers in their internal environments. I launched Qubeship. Read More…

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
event December 12, 2018
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Kubernetes on the Edge

Today we announced a partnership with Arm to create a Kubernetes-based platform for IoT, edge, and data center nodes, all powered by Arm servers. The platform includes a port of Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) and RancherOS to Arm Neoverse-based servers. We have also enhanced Rancher 2.1 so that a single Rancher server can manage mixed x86 and Arm 64 nodes. Customers can therefore have x86 clusters running in the data center and Arm clusters running on the edge. Read More…

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
event December 11, 2018
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The Story of the First Kubernetes Critical CVE

CVE CVE-2018-1002105 was just announced in Kubernetes. I discovered this issue in early November, but the bug actually goes back a couple years and is a pretty interesting story and technical issue. Since this is the first critical CVE for Kubernetes, it is getting a lot of attention, but I don’t think it’s as bad as most people think. In fact, I think quite the opposite: this CVE shows how strong the community is and how well run it is. Read More…

Darren Shepherd
Darren Shepherd
event December 4, 2018
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Introduction to Kubernetes Monitoring

Introduction With over 40,000 stars on Github, more than 70,000 commits, and with major contributors like Google and Redhat, Kubernetes has rapidly taken over the container ecosystem to become the true leader of container orchestration platforms. Understanding Kubernetes and Its Abstractions At the infrastructure level, a Kubernetes cluster is a set of physical or virtual machines acting in a specific role. The machines acting in the role of Master act as the brain of all operations and are charged with orchestrating containers that run on all of the Nodes. Read More…

Calin Rus
Calin Rus
event December 4, 2018
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Deploying and Scaling Jenkins on Kubernetes

Deploying and Scaling Jenkins on Kubernetes

Introduction Jenkins is an open-source continuous integration and continuous delivery tool, which can be used to automate building, testing, and deploying software. It is widely considered the most popular automation server, being used by more than a million users worldwide. Some advantages of Jenkins include: Open-source software with extensive community support Java-based codebase, making it portable to all major platforms A rich ecosystem of more than 1000 plugins Jenkins works well with all popular Source Control Management systems (Git, SVN, Mercurial and CVS), popular build tools (Ant, Maven, Grunt), shell scripts and Windows batch commands, as well as testing frameworks and report generators. Read More…

Calin Rus
Calin Rus
event November 27, 2018
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What is CI/CD?

What is CI/CD?

The demands of modern software development combined with complexities of deploying to varied infrastructure can make creating applications a tedious process. As applications grow in size and scope, and development teams become more distributed and diverse, the overall process required to produce and release software quickly and consistently becomes more difficult. To address these issues, teams began exploring new strategies to automate their build, test, and release processes to help deploy new changes to production faster. Read More…

Rohit Singal
Rohit Singal
event November 15, 2018
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Announcing Added Support for Leading Kubernetes Services in China

Today we are proud to announce support for all leading Kubernetes services in China. Rancher now has added support for Huawei Cloud Container Engine (CCE), Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) and Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE). Rancher continues to be the unequivocal choice for enterprises running containers and Kubernetes in production. As enterprises continue to adopt Kubernetes at a global level, it is vital that we continue to expand our support. Read More…

Shannon Williams
Shannon Williams
event November 14, 2018
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Using JFrog Artifactory as Docker Image Repository

Using JFrog Artifactory as Docker Image Repository

This article is a continuation of Deploying JFrog Artifactory with Rancher. In this chapter we’ll demonstrate how to use JFrog Artifactory as a private repository for your own Docker images. NOTE: This feature of JFrog Artifactory requires a license, but you can get a 30-day trial and use it to follow along. Prepare GCP for the Deployment If you plan to use Artifactory as a repository for Docker outside of your local network, you’ll need a public IP address. Read More…

Roman Doroschevici
Roman Doroschevici
event November 2, 2018
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Deploying JFrog Artifactory with Rancher, Part One

Deploying JFrog Artifactory with Rancher, Part One

Deploying JFrog Artifactory with Rancher, Part One JFrog Artifactory is a universal artifact repository that supports all major packaging formats, build tools and continuous integration (CI) servers. It holds all of your binary content in a single location and presents an interface that makes it easy to upload, find, and use binaries throughout the application development and delivery process. In this article we’ll walk through using Rancher to deploy and manage JFrog Artifactory on a Kubernetes cluster. Read More…

Roman Doroschevici
Roman Doroschevici
event October 29, 2018
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Forrester identifies Rancher as a Leader in Enterprise Container Management.

Forrester identifies Rancher as a Leader in Enterprise Container Management.

Last week we got some exciting news here at Rancher, when the analyst firm Forrester published a report that identified Rancher as in its “leaders” category for Enterprise Container Management Software. Rancher was identified as a leader along with Docker Enterprise Edition and RedHat OpenShift, and was specifically called out for excelling in providing multi-cluster Kubernetes management. The analysts ranked Docker EE first giving it high marks for supporting both Swarm and Kubernetes and providing leadership for the Docker open source community, and scored OpenShift highly for how well it integrates with the RedHat ecosystem of products, and for providing an integrated developer experience. Read More…

Shannon Williams
Shannon Williams
event October 22, 2018
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