Nice Overview of Running Kubernetes on RancherOS

Gray Calendar Icon Published: March 18, 2015
Gray Calendar Icon Updated: September 11, 2019

Kubernetes running as a system service on
RancherOS Kubernetes running as a system service on RancherOS from Ivan Mikushin (@imikushin) Yesterday, Ivan Mikushin did an excellent write up on deploying Kubernetes on RancherOS. I spent some time with it, and I think it illustrates some of the things we are most excited about with RancherOS. Specifically, in RancherOS we have a concept of system services that are deployed on a separate Docker daemon that we have called System Docker. In Ivan’s post he uses the System Docker to deploy and manage Kubernetes, Etcd, and Flannel. Kubernetes will then deploy containers on the User Docker daemon. I have to hand it to Ivan for figuring out how to get this all working in RancherOS, very impressive. In the coming v0.2 and v0.3 (scheduled over the next two weeks) we are working on some new features to make what Ivan has done much, much easier. First, the system and user Docker will be fully configurable such that you won’t need to replace the containers to customize Docker. If you need TLS, custom daemon args, or even something larger like Powerstrip, you will be able to do this through configuration. Second, system services can be configured and defined through a simple yaml configuration file. This will make it as easy to deploy system services as saying “enabled_services=[etcd.yml, flannel.yml, kubernetes-minion.yml]\” in your cloud config. We are really excited about this feature and will be sharing more details over the next couple weeks. Again, thanks Ivan for the excellent write up. If you are interested in learning more, please join me for our first online meetup, March 31st at 1:00 pm US Eastern time. You can register by following the link below:

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