Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Learn How Rancher Solves Enterprise Kubernetes Challenges
Rancher is a platform built to address the needs of the DevOps teams deploying applications with Kubernetes, and the IT staff responsible for delivering an enterprise-critical service.
Rancher manages how Kubernetes clusters are deployed, operated, accessed and secured across your organization. From one platform, IT can set policies and investigate incidents with ease.
DevOps teams benefit from Rancher’s self-service Kubernetes environments, which allow users enormous freedom to configure and manage Kubernetes
Rancher includes RKE, a supported distribution of Kubernetes that can run on infrastructure. Rancher also integrates with and manages cloud-hosted Kubernetes services such as Amazon EKS.
Kubernetes provides organizations with a consistent way to manage any computing infrastructure. Rancher is a complete platform for managing Kubernetes wherever your organization deploys it.
Rancher handles provisioning. It deploys Kubernetes in the cloud. It launches nodes and installs Kubernetes. It imports existing clusters. It works with any platform.
Rancher makes provisioning Kubernetes clusters a snap. You can easily define your cluster configuration as code, and Rancher will build and scale Kubernetes on any infrastructure using RKE, our Kubernetes distribution and provisioning engine.
Once you’ve provisioned a Kubernetes cluster with Rancher, operations are centralized and administrators are able to deal with all aspects of day 2 Kubernetes operations. From one console, administrators can monitor any cluster, upgrade Kubernetes versions, backup etcd and recover clusters that have been degraded.
Rancher admins can work with their security team to centrally define how users should interact with Kubernetes and how containerized workloads should operate. Once polices have been defined, assigning them to any Kubernetes cluster is instantaneous.
DevOps teams using Rancher have full access to manage workloads using the native Kubernetes API or KubeCTL CLI. However, Rancher also includes an intuitive web UI that makes it easy to deploy workloads, export configuration files and troubleshoot existing deployments.
Rancher integrates with a wide variety of popular tools for container operations, including Aqua, Twistlock, GitLab, Sysdig, Datadog, Artifactory, Portworx, and Calico.
Rancher is a very popular open source project, used by thousands of organizations to manage Kubernetes. Every feature is available in the open source version, and anyone can use or modify Rancher however they like.
Our forums and Slack channel have thousands of community users who are amazing at answering questions and helping other users troubleshoot problems.
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Prepare a Linux host with 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04, at least 4GB of memory. Install a supported version of Docker on the host.
To install and run Rancher server, execute the following Docker command on your host:
$ sudo docker run -d --restart=unless-stopped -p 80:80 -p 443:443 rancher/rancher
To access the Rancher server UI, open a browser and go to the hostname or address where the container was installed. You will be guided through setting up your first cluster.
Join our free online training sessions to learn how to manage Kubernetes workloads with Rancher.
In-depth guide to the features and functionality to Rancher, an open-source enterprise Kubernetes platform.