Rancher Meetup Group

One of my upcoming New Year’s resolutions is to run regular meetups in my home town, Cologne.

To do this, I’ve started a new meetup group on Rancher in Cologne, my most favorite open source tool for compute in Enterprise IT.

The Group is called Rancher Meetup Cologne, and I’ve scheduled our first meeting for January 14th, on all what’s new in Rancher 2.3.

Hope to see you there!

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Rancher 2.2 User Meetup

This week we had a Rancher User Meetup in Cologne, and Jan Bruder of Rancher introduced us to the new features in 2.2:

  • Built-in cluster and application monitoring
  • Global DNS
  • Multi-tenant catalogs
  • Backup and Restore for Kubernetes configuration (etcd)
  • Bitbucket support for pipelines

It was a great session and many thanks to Jan (and Rancher) for coming!

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(Taken at location: Gute Botschafter GmbH, Cologne)

KubeCologne

Yesterday we had the first Kubernetes Conference in Cologne, KubeCologne.

With over 150 attendees and more than 15 session I hope we were able to present a good point of view on the current state of Kubernetes and the road ahead.

There was also ample time for networking and sharing – we really hope that people were able to learn a lot and get the information they were looking for.

Thanks a lot to all who joined us, our sponsors and our film crew!

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Rancher Rodeo

On Monday, December 10, we had the fourth Rancher Rodeo this year, focusing on the new 2.x branch of software and Kubernetes container orchestration.

We had a good sized crowd and guest speakers from our partners NeuVector and Cologne Intelligence, all in all a very successful afternoon.

If you’re not sure what Rancher is – it’s a tool, or better, the tool, to manage multiple Kubernetai in the Enterprise – https://rancher.com/

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St Johann im Pongau

This week we had the opportunity to be in St. Johann, a small city in the state of Salzburg in Austria and a prime skiing destination, to deliver a small workshop on Kubernetes and Rancher.

Although St. Johann is a very touristy destination, even outside of winter, prices were surprisingly low and the food was exceptionally good.

We’ll definitely try to come back!

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Rancher 2.1.1

A couple of days ago Rancher have released Rancher version 2.1.1 as latest and stable

Rancher v2.1 introduced new improvements to Kubernetes cluster operations and app management, as well as a migration path for users moving from Rancher’s Cattle orchestrator introduced in 1.x to Rancher Kubernetes.

You can also use Rancher 2.x to quickly set-up managed clusters in a hosted Kubernetes provider, such as Google GKE.

The following Kubernetes providers are supported in Rancher 2.1:

  • Google GKE (Google Container Engine)
  • Amazon EKS (Elastic Container Service)
  • Microsoft AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service)

Rancher 1.6 to 2.1 Migration documentation

Release Notes

Rancher 2.1.1