While preparing the CKA exam, I have been using minikube and kubeadm or Rancher’s rke to bootstrap kubernetes clusters. Those tools are very nice but I wanted to understand all the details of a full setup. The best for this is the excellent “Kubernetes The Hard Way” tutorial from Kelsey Hightower.
Rancher Labs has released Rancher 2.0 Tech Preview on 26th of September. The 2.0 release is a significant one as it brings many changes compared to 1.x versions. Based on current Rancher users feedback, market trends (almost all major infrastructure providers offer “Kubernetes-As-A-Service”), and some vision (“Kubernetes everywhere”), they have re-engineered Rancher 2.0 to be fully based on Kubernetes.
This post has also been published on Rancher.com on 12-07-2017