Setup a basic Kubernetes cluster with ease using RKE

In this post, you will go from 3 Ubuntu 16.04 nodes to a basic Kubernetes cluster in a few simple steps. To accomplish this, you will be using Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE). To be able to use RKE, you will need 3 Linux nodes with Docker installed (see Requirements below). This won’t be a production ready cluster, but enough to get you familiar with RKE, some Kubernetes and be able to play around with the cluster. Read More…

Sebastiaan van Steenis
Sebastiaan van Steenis
event September 26, 2018
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Using RKE to Deploy a Kubernetes Cluster on Exoscale

Introduction One of the biggest challenges with Kubernetes is bringing up a cluster for the first time. There have been several projects that attempt to address this gap including kmachine and minikube. However, both assume you are starting from a blank slate. What if you have your instances provisioned, or have another means of provisioning hosts with configuration management? This is the problem that the people at Rancher are solving with the Rancher Kubernetes Engine or RKE. Read More…

Chris Baumbauer
Chris Baumbauer
event September 18, 2018
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How to Deploy Kubernetes Clusters on AWS using RKE

A few months ago, we announced the Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE). RKE is a new open source project we have been working on in Rancher to provide a Kubernetes installer that is simple to use, fast and can be used anywhere. You can read more about the project here. We have been working on adding more functionality and enable more deployment options with each RKE release. One of the most notable features we rolled out recently was initial support for Kubernetes Cloud Providers. Read More…

Mohamed el Sayed
Mohamed el Sayed
event May 14, 2018
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Adding custom nodes to your Kubernetes cluster in Rancher 2.0 Tech Preview 2

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. Read More…

event February 13, 2018
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Rancher 2.0 to Work with Amazon EKS

Today, Amazon announced a managed Kubernetes service called Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). This means that all three major cloud providers—AWS, Azure, and GCP—now offer managed Kubernetes services. This is great news for Kubernetes users. Even though users always have the option to stand up their own Kubernetes clusters, and new tools like Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) make that process even easier, cloud-managed Kubernetes installations should be the best choice for the majority of Kubernetes users. Read More…

event November 29, 2017
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Announcing RKE, a Lightweight Kubernetes Installer

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. Read More…

event November 29, 2017
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An Introduction to Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE)

Kubernetes installation is considered one of the toughest problems for operators and DevOps. Because Kubernetes can run on various platforms and operating systems, there are so many factors that should be considered during the installation process. In this post, I am going to introduce a new, lightweight tool for installing Kubernetes that supports installation on bare-metal and virtualized servers. Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) is a Kubernetes installer written in Golang. Read More…

event November 29, 2017
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