Illumina Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
Earlier this year, I received an email invitation from Dan Kohn, Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), about a meeting at KubeCon Berlin to explore a Kubernetes conformance program. That effort culminated in today’s official launch of the Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program. Rancher is among the first group of vendors and community members participating in this effort. Users of the Rancher Kubernetes distribution now have the peace of mind of running on a certified Kubernetes platform.
Hi, I’m James Harris, (@sir_yogi_bear) one of the engineers here @Rancher_Labs, and I am excited to announce we added support this week for pulling and viewing Docker logs in Rancher. The addition of the feature allows users to easily work with their containers from the web UI in a much more involved way. Previously, there was no way to track the output of a container through Rancher. Now you can easily follow both the Std out and Std error of a container.
Hi, I’m Sidhartha Mani, one of the engineers here @Rancher_Labs, and I’ve been working on the user management functionality in Rancher. This week, we released support for GitHub OAuth. I’m very excited about his, because it allows organizations to connect their GitHub org structures to docker and collaborate on management. In this blogpost I’ll show you how to setup GitHub OAuth on Rancher for your organization.
Rancher-Auth 2-minute setup.
Hi Everyone, I’m Will Chan, the new VP of engineering here at Rancher, and I wanted to post an update about some of the things we’re working on here at Rancher for release later this quarter. I started at Rancher in early December, and since then I’ve been thrilled to see how many people have downloaded Rancher and are using it to manage and implement networking around Docker. I’m really excited about some of the features we’re working on, and wanted to give you a sneak peek of what’s coming over the next two months.
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.
Rancher offers a preconfigured, multitenant Kubernetes distribution that companies can deploy in any cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.
RancherOS v1.1.0 is [now available]! It includes a number of key enhancements such as: VMWare ESXi support; improved OS level logging, including boot-time logs; remote Syslog logging; and built in Logrotate and Cron services. Syslinux support has improved with the addition of a boot menu, allowing you to select debug, autologin, and recovery consoles. The reboot command can kexec into the latest and previous OS versions. With RancherOS v1.1.0 you still select Docker engines between 1.
We’re excited to announce that RancherOS is now available as a first-class operating system on Packet for all instance types. Packet is a bare metal cloud that combines the speed of physical hardware with the flexibility and ease of use of virtualized infrastructure. We’ve always been fans of Packet and we make use of it internally quite often. In fact, we’ve recently decided to move our entire CI/CD pipeline over to Packet instances.
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.
Last week we introduced our new project, Rancher.io, at AWS Re:Invent, and it was amazing. We’d been working on the software for months, talking with good friends, old customers and former colleagues about what we were building and wondering how it would be received by users. We were anxious to share it with new people and eager to get their feedback. We were also really nervous. Four of us flew out to Vegas, set up our little booth, tested our demos and organized our piles of stickers and t-shirts.
We’ve recently released v0.5.0 of RancherOS, the latest major release since v0.4.0. Since then, we’ve moved RancherOS out of an alpha state and made many changes to improve both stability and user experience. In addition to various bug fixes and support for Docker 1.11, v0.5.0 includes the following changes:
[Official Raspberry Pi Image] [On our releases page you can now find an official Raspberry Pi image which is known to work on both Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.
Version v0.7.0 of RancherOS, which mainly contains bug fixes and enhancements, was recently released and is now available on our releases page. Since there hasn’t been a blog post since the v0.5.0 release, this post also includes some of the key features implemented as part of v0.6.0 and v0.6.1. In addition to switching the default Docker version to 1.12.1 and kernel version to 4.4.21, the following features have been implemented.
In the tradition of embedded Linux comes k3OS, an open source project for managing Kubernetes instances on embedded platforms at the edge.