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Cluster Wrangling: An Introduction to Rancher Operations

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Solution Overview

Rancher is a container management platform used to deploy and manage containers in your production environment. Rancher makes it easy to run Kubernetes everywhere, meet IT requirements and empower DevOps teams. Whether you're providing your own infrastructure or utilizing the public cloud, Rancher has you covered. Rancher simplifies Ops by allowing centralized authentication, access control and monitoring for all Kubernetes clusters under its control. Rancher provides an intuitive user interface for DevOps engineers to manage their application workload. The user does not need to have in-depth knowledge of Kubernetes concepts to start using Rancher.

Goals & Objectives

In this lab you will experience how easy it is to setup Rancher and then get a Kubernetes cluster up and running, as well as the many perks Rancher offers around Kubernetes administration. These include:

  • Creating user accounts.
  • Easy separation of environments.
  • Application load-balancing and scaling.
  • Built-in monitoring and CIS scanning.

Hardware & Software

  • RKE (Rancher Kubernetes Engine)
  • Rancher Server
  • Docker
  • NGINX

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