Kubernetes

Gray Calendar Icon May 12, 2020
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There are many ways to run Kubernetes on the public cloud. Learn how to run Kubernetes clusters on Amazon automatically using kops, EKS and Rancher.

David Noland
David Noland
Gray Calendar Icon April 2, 2020
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Rancher 2.4 is now available as Hosted Rancher, whereby each customer gets a dedicated AWS instance of a Rancher Server management control plan. You get a full-featured Rancher server, 99.9 percent SLA and stress-free upgrades, security patches and backups.

William Jimenez
William Jimenez
Gray Calendar Icon March 12, 2020
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AI and ML present a perfect use case for Kubernetes. In this article, we’ll install JupyterHub – a data exploration tool – using Rancher, an enterprise Kubernetes management platform.

Tom Callway
Tom Callway
Gray Calendar Icon December 5, 2019
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Having completed a series of twelve Lighthouse Roadshow events across Europe and North America in six months, Tom Callway reflects on the rapid growth of the Kubernetes ecosystem, the importance of community and personal development.

Gray Calendar Icon August 27, 2019
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In this Kubernetes Master Class, we will discuss in depth the approach Rancher uses for multi-cluster multi-tenant setups.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
Gray Calendar Icon August 27, 2019
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Sheng Liang, CEO of Rancher Labs, shares his thoughts about the latest VMWare announcements: Tanzu and Project Pacific, and on the future of Kubernetes in the market.

Gray Calendar Icon June 25, 2019
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This training session will go over how to monitor the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Golden Signals in a Kubernetes cluster using Prometheus and Slack.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
Gray Calendar Icon June 20, 2019
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Rancher 2.3 Preview 2 dropped today, with preview support for Istio.

Ankur Agarwal
Ankur Agarwal
Gray Calendar Icon May 14, 2019
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Rancher 2.1.0 supported Windows containers in experimental mode. Now we have upgraded Rancher to support the latest version of Windows containers and Kubernetes

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
Gray Calendar Icon April 24, 2019
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Today we launched a new open source project called k3OS. K3OS is a Linux distro built for the sole purpose of running Kubernetes clusters. Read more.

Gray Calendar Icon March 12, 2019
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Rancher's newest open source project, Submariner, creates a single network across all Kubernetes clusters running on premise or in the cloud.

Adrian Goins
Adrian Goins
Gray Calendar Icon January 22, 2019
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This article analyzes the recent CNCF article, '9 Kubernetes Security Best Practices Everyone Must Follow' and discusses how Rancher, RKE, and RancherOS satisfy these by default. I also discuss the Rancher Hardening Guide, which covers 101 more security changes that will secure your Kubernetes clusters.

Will Chan
Will Chan
Gray Calendar Icon January 4, 2019
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This blog describes how Rancher and its managed kubernetes clusters can be affected by the recent announcement detailing the vulnerabilities of the proxying external IPs and dashboard.

Shannon Williams
Shannon Williams
Gray Calendar Icon November 14, 2018
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Rancher now has added support for Huawei Cloud Container Engine (CCE), Alibaba Cloud Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) and Tencent Kubernetes Engine (TKE). The integration will be available in Rancher 2.2, scheduled to ship in early 2019.

Sheng Yang
Sheng Yang
Gray Calendar Icon August 23, 2018
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Project Longhorn v0.3.0 Release

Gray Calendar Icon August 7, 2018
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In our August Rancher Meetup, we’ll dive into how to build a CI/CD workflow with Rancher 2.0 and Kubernetes. We’ll look at best practices for building pipelines with containers, and some of the tools that make it easier. Register for your free link to the online meetup here.

Prachi Damle
Prachi Damle
Gray Calendar Icon August 2, 2018
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In this blog series, we will try to explore how various features supported by Rancher 1.6 using Cattle can be mapped to their equivalents in the Kubernetes world using Rancher 2.0. Read part 1 here.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
Gray Calendar Icon May 1, 2018
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Rancher 2.0 is an open-source, enterprise Kubernetes container orchestration platform for running containers in production.

Gray Calendar Icon April 4, 2018
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Online Meetup

Rancher 2.0 is now available in Beta, and users will notice a ton of new features that really improve how users deploy and manage their applications. In this meetup, we’ll walk through how to deploy applications in Rancher 2.0, as well as how to use the new monitoring, logging and pipeline features. During the Meetup we’ll be demoing the new Beta, including all of the user-level features. Rancher co-founders Darren Shepherd and Shannon Williams will discuss and demo: -Deploying Kubernetes Applications in Rancher  -Automating log management -Configuring monitoring and alerts  -Using the Rancher Catalog with Helm  -Using Rancher pipeline.

Gray Calendar Icon February 13, 2018
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Recently, we announced our second milestone release of Rancher 2.0 Tech Preview 2. This includes the possibility to add custom nodes (nodes that are already provisioned with a Linux operating system and Docker) by running a generated docker run command to launch the rancher/agent container, or by connecting over SSH to that node. In this post, we will explore how we can automate the generation of the command to add nodes using the docker runcommand.

Gray Calendar Icon January 24, 2018
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Today we released the second tech preview of Rancher 2.0, our next major Rancher product release. We’ve been hard at work since the last tech preview release in September 2017, driven by the overwhelmingly positive response to our Rancher 2.0 vision and a great deal of feedback we have received. The Tech Preview 2 release contains many significant changes and enhancements: Rancher server is now 100% written in Go and no longer requires a MySQL database.

Gray Calendar Icon November 29, 2017
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Today, we are announcing a new open-source project called the Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), our new Kubernetes installer. RKE is extremely simple, lightning fast, and works everywhere. Why a new Kubernetes installer? In the last two years, Rancher has become one of the most popular ways to stand up and manage Kubernetes clusters. Users love Rancher as a Kubernetes installer because it is very easy to use. Rancher fully automates etcd, the Kubernetes master, and worker node operations.

Gray Calendar Icon November 29, 2017
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Installing Kubernetes can be one of the toughest problems for operations and DevOps. Learn more about Rancher's lightweight tool for installing Kubernetes.

Gray Calendar Icon September 26, 2017
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Update: Rancher 2.0 Tech Preview has since gone to GA. Read the announcement here. [ We achieved another significant milestone today at Rancher Labs. After months of hard work, our engineering team released a technology preview of the Rancher 2.0 container management platform.] Rancher 2.0 builds on the tremendous momentum of market-leading Rancher 1.x container management software. Since we shipped Rancher 1.0 in March 2016, Rancher server and Rancher agent have been downloaded over 60 million times.

Gray Calendar Icon April 4, 2017
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Modern microservices applications span multiple containers, and sometimes a single app may use thousands of containers. When operating at this scale, you need a container orchestration tool to manage all of those containers. Managing them by hand is simply not feasible. This is where Kubernetes comes in. Kubernetes manages Docker containers that are used to package applications at scale. Since its launch in 2014, Kubernetes has enjoyed widespread adoption within the container ecosystem.

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