Rancher 2.6 Operations Training

This three-day partner delivered course is designed for system administrators responsible for deploying and administering multiple Kubernetes cluster distributions with Rancher Server. The course...

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Course Code SUSE-RANCHER
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom
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This three-day partner delivered course is designed for system administrators responsible for deploying and administering multiple Kubernetes cluster distributions with Rancher Server. The course begins with an introduction to Rancher Server and its architecture. Students will then learn how to access the Rancher Server’s graphical user interface, including Rancher Cluster Manager as well as Rancher Cluster Explorer. In the course an existing Kubernetes cluster will be registered and a new RKE cluster will be provisioned with Rancher Server and then many Kubernetes cluster management for infrastructure and hosted Kubernetes provider’s deployments in the public clouds.

  • The course includes a presentation about the provisioning and administration capabilities of Rancher Server and extensive hands-on experience with lab exercises.
  • This course prepares students for the SCA in SUSE Rancher 2.6 exam.

Skills Gained

  • An introduction to Rancher Server
  • Cluster and Cluster Template Management with SUSE Rancher
  • User Management
  • Application Management with SUSE Rancher
  • Multi-cluster Application Management with Continuous Delivery
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Security Scans and Policy Constraint Configuration
  • Variety of Shell Based Actions with SUSE Rancher
  • Backing up and Restoring Downstream Clusters and SUSE Rancher

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for system administrators and other persons responsible for provisioning and administering Kubernetes clusters with Rancher.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of Kubernetes objects and resources would be beneficial. Having some Linux command line experience is helpful.

Course Details

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Understand the Course

Introduction to Rancher

  • Explain the Company and Product Name
  • Introduce SUSE Rancher Version 2.6.0
  • Explore SUSE Rancher Architecture
  • Access SUSE Rancher GUI
  • Login to SUSE Rancher User Interface
  • Modify SUSE Rancher Cluster Name

Cluster Management with SUSE Rancher

  • Explore SUSE Rancher GUI
  • View Cluster and Node Agents
  • Import an Existing Kubernetes Cluster
  • Provision an RKE Cluster on Existing Nodes

User Management with SUSE Rancher

  • Manage Users and Groups
  • Understand Roles

Template Management with SUSE Rancher

  • Configure RKE Templates
  • Manage Cluster and Node Drivers
  • Configure Cloud Credentials
  • Introduce Infrastructure Provided Kubernetes Clusters
  • Introduce Hosted Kubernetes Clusters

Application Management with SUSE Rancher

  • Understand Projects and Namespaces
  • Deploy Workloads
  • Understand Apps & Marketplace
  • Install Applications with Helm
  • Configure Quotas

Continuous Delivery with SUSE Rancher

  • Introduce Project Fleet
  • Understand Continuous Delivery
  • Manage Cluster Groups
  • Configure Continuous Delivery

Logging and Monitoring with SUSE Rancher

  • Deploy Monitoring Stack
  • Understand SUSE Rancher Logging
  • Configure an External Logging Service for Grafana

Security Tools with SUSE Rancher

  • Manage CIS Scans
  • Understand OPA Gatekeeper

SUSE Rancher Shell Access

  • Access Cluster Nodes with ssh
  • Access a Downstream Cluster with kubectl
  • Understand the SUSE Rancher API
  • Introduce SUSE Rancher CLI

Backup and Restore with SUSE Rancher

  • Understand SUSE Rancher Backup Requirements
  • Create Downstream Cluster Snapshots
  • Upgrade Downstream Clusters
  • Restore Downstream Clusters
  • Backup and Restore SUSE Rancher Server
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