Recently, Rancher released a community catalog that will contain entries of Compose templates generated by the community. By default, the catalog in Rancher UI is populated from the Rancher catalog repository under the name “library catalog”. Now, you can also see the community catalog as well. This post will introduce how to build a secure Consul cluster as a Rancher Compose template that will be an addition to the newly released Rancher community catalog.
Docker Compose is a great framework for deploying application stacks, and at Rancher we’ve been working hard to make it possible to leverage that framework to create a catalog of application blueprints that can be repeatably configured and deployed. In this recording of our January online meetup, we demonstrated the new Catalog feature in Rancher and how to create catalog items. In the meetup we demonstrated: - Using the Rancher catalog to configure, deploy and upgrade an application - Creating a private app catalog linked to a git repo - Best practices for building catalog templates - Inserting application configuration into templates We demonstrated all of this live, and answered dozens of questions about Docker, Rancher, and building application templates.