Rancher's multi-cluster applications are the easiest way to add reliability to applications running in multiple Kubernetes clusters. This article demonstrates how to use the new feature, available in Rancher 2.2 Preview 2.
In this article, we differentiate between Rancher and related components like RKE and custom clusters. We talk about what each piece is responsible for and how they work together to enable better cluster management.
Container platforms continue to evolve and mature in the Enterprise, with Kubernetes fast becoming the standard orchestration platform. Join Rancher and experts from Aquasec and StorageOS as we show how to easily deploy and manage a Kubernetes cluster, and then look into ways to address the questions of security and storage in the platform. In this session you’ll learn: How to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters to any on-prem or cloud based platform How to deploy an application to the platform How to set up persistent storage volumes How to secure the container environments at each level Attendees are politely asked to ensure they attend if registered as space is limited to only 30 people, and also to be conversant with basic container management principles and aware of basic Kubernetes functionality.
Rancher 2.0 tech preview provides centralized management of multiple Kubernetes clusters across multiple clouds. Features such as centralized provisioning, authentication, and access control significantly increase visibility into and control of your Kubernetes clusters. Join us for our November online meetup when we’ll be doing a deep dive into the Rancher 2.0 cluster management capabilities. Rancher co-founders Darren Shepherd and Shannon Williams will discuss and demo: A new tool to stand up Kubernetes clusters on vSphere and bare metal servers Provisioning Kubernetes clusters on Google Centralizing authentication across clusters How to setup RBAC policies according to projects and team Deploying applications from Rancher catalog that are built out of Kubernetes YAML files As always, all demonstrations will be live.
A hands-on guide to deploying applications in Rancher’s new Kubernetes environments Over the last few months our team at Rancher Labs has been adding support for Kubernetes natively within Rancher. Our implementation of Kubernetes takes advantage of Rancher’s platform orchestration, simple UI, access control, networking and storage capabilities to deliver simple to deploy Kubernetes clusters for managing applications. In our February meetup we introduced this new support, and discussed how these Kubernetes environments compare with our native Docker environments and help you understand when and how each can be used to power your containers.
Amazon Web Services is one of the most popular clouds for running Docker workloads, and we’ve seen more and more users deploy Rancher in conjunction with multiple AWS services to deliver a resilient production grade service. In our December online meetup, we discussed best practices for running applications using Docker on Amazon Web Services with Rancher. We demonstrated how to deploy, scale and manage deployments while using underlying AWS features, such as EBS, ELB, Route53, RDS, and more.