Suggestions on transitioning away from Rancher?

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    Complete container management platform

    Adding to this, my company also thinks about ditching Rancher. We are for example waiting for an explanation why Editing support for RKE1, the actual production engine, was lost

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  • kubespray

    Deploy a Production Ready Kubernetes Cluster

    We also evaluated Rancher but ended up spinning up our cluster using kubespray. I did spend some time understanding do they use kubeadm under the hood but so it worked fine for on-prem clusters.

  • community-edition

    VMware Tanzu Community Edition is no longer an actively maintained project. Code is available for historical purposes only. (by vmware-tanzu)

    Tanzu Community Edition ( with "unmanaged clusters" is a fully free + OSS solution for using the cluster and package management tools of vmware's Tanzu without being locked in to other parts of the vmware stack. I honestly don't know all the details but there's a way of buying a support contract also.

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    Sure. Perhaps Rancher's namesake has been absorbed under SUSE LLC in the grander picture of companies committing to Kube and other projects as reported by the CNCF at, but it's worth noting that going back 5 years does not yield a commit under the Rancher name. Additionally, you mentioned "committee chair and everything between". According to the CNCF, the only thing SUSE is reported to be co-chairing is the Docs SIG. Even if we were to assume that Rancher's commits now fall under SUSE LLC, that still means a company that is not in the business of selling a Kube distro, is investing more in Kube, than Rancher + SUSE.

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