Rancher Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to rancher

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Posts with mentions or reviews of rancher. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-14.
  • PAAS with terraform provider on top of Kuberetes?
    reddit.com/r/devops | 2021-10-14
  • When should you choose VMs over Docker?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-10-12
    If you're looking to have a bare metal server dedicated to only running containers, take a look at Rancher and Fedora CoreOS.
  • Rancher Desktop, a Docker Desktop Replacement
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-11
    Dropping by to express healthy interest in this project.

    Rancher have a pretty good track record so far:

      - the Rancher platform itself (https://rancher.com/) is a really powerful and user friendly way to manage container clusters of all sorts, giving you a self-hosted dashboard for both your cloud and on prem clusters, for a variety of Kubernetes distributions; you can even manage the available drivers and also create deployments graphically
  • libvirt-k8s-provisioner - Provision a fully working infra + k8s cluster up to 1.22 in under 10 minutes
    Rancher installation to manage your cluster. - NOT YET COMPATIBLE WITH 1.22
  • A new ns popped up: cattle-impersonation-system
    reddit.com/r/rancher | 2021-09-19
    I'm not sure we have any docs that are easily consumable, but as a consolation prize, I can link you to the PR where it was added: https://github.com/rancher/rancher/pull/33591
  • Docker Broke in Half
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-08
    That's great! Did you use a Kubernetes distribution that's provided by the OS, like MicroK8s ( https://microk8s.io/ )?

    Or perhaps one of the lightweight ones, like K3s ( https://k3s.io/ ) or k0s ( https://k0sproject.io/ )?

    Maybe a turnkey one, like RKE ( https://rancher.com/products/rke/ )?

    Or did you use something like kubespray ( https://kubespray.io/#/ ) to create a cluster in a semi automated fashion?

    Alternatively, perhaps you built your cluster from scratch or maybe used kubeadm ( https://kubernetes.io/docs/setup/production-environment/tool... ) and simply got lucky?

    Out of all of those, my experiences have only been positive with K3s (though i haven't tried k0s) and RKE, especially when using the latter with Rancher ( https://rancher.com/ ) or when using the former with Portainer ( https://www.portainer.io/solutions ).

    In most of the other cases, i've run into a variety of problems:

      - different networking implementations that work inconsistently ( https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/cluster-administration/addons/#networking-and-network-policy )
  • Rancherd install script broken
    reddit.com/r/rancher | 2021-09-07
    but due to https://github.com/rancher/rancher/releases/download/v2.6.0/rancherd-amd64.tar.gz 404'ing, the installation doesn't work.
  • Docker is updating and extending our product subscriptions
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-31
    Seems interesting, but the name conflict with https://rancher.com/ is _very_ confusing. Is Rancher Desktop associated with the linked company?
  • Rancher 2.6 – Deploy Secure SeLinux K8s Clusters in Tech Preview
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-08-31
  • libvirt-k8s-provisioner - Provision a cluster in minutes, with Ansible up to 1.22!
    Rancher installation to manage your cluster. - ** NOT YET WORKING ON 1.22 **
  • Rancher keeps crashing from fresh install
    reddit.com/r/homelab | 2021-08-07
    There's a github issue related to it: https://github.com/rancher/rancher/issues/33360
  • Why docker swarm is not popular as Kubernetes?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-07-30
    the tooling around Docker Swarm is also pretty good and minimalist, for example, you can use Portainer (which also supports Kubernetes), much like you would use Rancher for easy administration of clusters
  • Treat Kubernetes Clusters as Cattle, Not Pets
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-30
    I think that the contradiction here comes from the fact that these tools that are suited for large scale operations, like Kubernetes, end up getting standartized and adopted even by smaller corporations, which have neither the specialists, nor the resources to utilize them properly. Be it because of FOMO (fear of missing out), CV driven development or something else entirely, but i've seen this a number of times in the industry and it's always gone poorly. Instead of relatively quick deployments with Docker Swarm, Hashicorp Nomad, Docker Compose or anything of the sort, it suddenly becomes an uphill battle of trying to administer the darn cluster, as opposed to just being able to develop software, even with turnkey solutions like Rancher ( https://rancher.com/ which is great, by the way), especially if the company has only recently adopted Kubernetes.

    In contrast, i think that Docker Swarm does a much better job at smaller scales, because:

      - it uses way less resources than Kubernetes (which matters on smaller nodes)
  • Panel for VPS
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-06-28
    You could use something like portainer for managing dockers via the web (or Rancher for kubernetes if you're into that). For your webserver you could use something like Plesk. I don't know a full solution, though.
  • Error while getting agent config: Get \"https://rancher/v3/connect/config\": http2: server sent GOAWAY and closed the connection; LastStreamID=1, ErrCode=ENHANCE_YOUR_CALM, debug=\"\""
    reddit.com/r/rancher | 2021-06-10
    Situation: When joining nodes to a new cluster i get the error ErrCode=ENHANCE_YOUR_CALM, debug=\"\"" Background: Rancher cluster 2.5.8 / Docker 20.10.7 / Created with a private CA.key (3kb) Assessment: When looking around, I have found various github posts: - https://github.com/rancher/rancher/issues/24615 - https://github.com/rancher/rancher/issues/13189 - https://www.gitmemory.com/issue/rancher/rancher/24615/629202630 Recommendation: I have no idea how to resolve this, has anyone had any similar issues? I can roll back to previous versions if required / delete / rebuild etc.


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