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.

November 17, 2017
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Let’s explore the new software and features in the latest release of Rancher, which you can use by running the rancher/server:v1.6.11{.markup–code .markup–p-code} image. Check our documentation on Installing Rancher Server if you need help running Rancher. NOTE: Keep in mind that Rancher v1.6.11 is tagged as latest, which means it’s not ready for production use. Our current, stable version recommended for use in production is Rancher v1.6.10. Kubernetes Kubernetes 1.

May 4, 2017
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We’ve just released Rancher v1.6, the latest version of our container management platform. While we still recommend that production or mission-critical deployments use our most recent stable release, we’re excited to share what’s new in v1.6. In this release, we’ve built greater control for our users over their storage and secrets. Validating EBS Support We first implemented support for EBS before Rancher itself was even generally available, but in v1.

Sheng Liang
Sheng Liang
April 17, 2017
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I’m super excited to unveil Project Longhorn, a new way to build distributed block storage for container and cloud deployment models. Following the principles of microservices, we have leveraged containers to build distributed block storage out of small independent components, and use container orchestration to coordinate these components to form a resilient distributed system. Why Longhorn? To keep up with the growing scale of cloud- and container-based deployments, distributed block storage systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

March 6, 2017
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On Friday we released version 1.5 of the Rancher container management platform. The enhancements in this release are designed to help ensure enterprise- as well as production-readiness. Additional webhooks improve Rancher extensibility and enable you to optimize overall infrastructure utilization. New API, networking and container scheduling policies provide fine-grained control of the container environment. Additional enhancements include metadata performance improvements and conditional logic support for catalog templates. Additional webhooks drivers With Rancher 1.

February 22, 2017
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RancherOS v0.8.0 is now available! This release has taken a bit more time than prior versions, as we’ve been laying more groundwork to allow us to do much faster updates, and to release more often. Release Highlights Using the Linux 4.9.9 mainline kernel Using the mainline stable Linux kernel should allow us to give container users access to new features faster - and will mean that RancherOS will have a simpler debug and update path for other software too.

February 6, 2017
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Rancher 1.4 is out today! As always, we encourage you to review the release notes. However, we’d like to run through a few notable changes, and the rationale behind them here. First, we’ve continued our move towards a friendlier Kubernetes experience by transitioning to Dashboard and Helm, which replace the Rancher Kubernetes UI and Catalog Kubernetes templates, respectively. We started this move in 1.3 as both Dashboard and Helm have matured tremendously in the past year, and we feel they’ve reached production stability and feature parity with what they’re replacing.

January 4, 2017
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Earlier this week, we released [Rancher 1.3]. It includes several new features: user interface fixes, changes to our DNS engines, and improvements when using Kubernetes and associated tooling. However, Rancher 1.3 also begins addressing a frequent request we receive from users: Windows 2016 support. Windows support in Rancher 1.3 is purely experimental and limited in scope (you can [read more in our docs]), but it’s an important step towards serving the needs of our customers as containers become more widely adopted in enterprises.

December 1, 2016
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*Note: since this article has posted, we’ve released Rancher 1.2.1, which addresses much of the feedback we have received on the initial release. You can read more about the v1.2.1 release on Github. * I am very excited to announce the release of Rancher 1.2! This release goes beyond the requisite support for the latest versions of Kubernetes, Docker, and Docker Compose, and includes major enhancements to the Rancher container management platform itself Rancher 1.

November 22, 2016
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In less than a week, over 24,000 developers, sysadmins, and engineers will arrive in Las Vegas to attend AWS re:Invent (Nov. 28 - Dec 2). If you’re headed to the conference, we look forward to seeing you there! We’ll be onsite previewing enhancements included in our upcoming Rancher v1.2 release: Support for the latest versions of Kubernetes and Docker: As we’ve previously mentioned, we’re committed to supporting multiple container orchestration frameworks, and we’re eager to show off our latest support for Docker Native Orchestration and Kubernetes.

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