Rancher 2.1 Debuts
October 9, 2018
2.1 is the latest version of its open source Kubernetes management
platform. Rancher 2.1 builds on the success of Rancher 2.0 and
introduces next generation automatic cluster operations and application
management functionalities, as well as a migration path for users moving
from Rancher’s Cattle orchestrator to Rancher Kubernetes. The latest
release provides all key functionalities needed for enterprises to
comfortably adopt and manage Kubernetes within their organization.
Drain and cordon support for nodes: Simplified process for admins to quickly cordon and drain nodes from a managed Kubernetes cluster during maintenance windows.
Added support for project-level quotas: Administrators can now set resource quotas for users and teams that can then distributed between Kubernetes name spaces.
Improved application management functionality: Rancher 2.1 adds improved support for helm charts, improvements to ingress management and improved logging and alerting functionality.
Expanded Command Line Interface (CLI): Teams can now automate how they interface with Rancher and Kubernetes.
Expanded DevOps tooling: Rancher 2.1 includes fully integrated CI/CD functionality that works with Kubernetes to automate build processes and release management.
Support for GitLab: Rancher 2.1 adds support for GitLab to Rancher CI/CD.
Migration from 1.6 to 2.X