Course RAN201v2.6

Rancher 2.6 Administration

This three day course is designed for system administrators responsible for deploying and administering multiple Kubernetes cluster distributions with SUSE Rancher.

The course begins with an introduction to SUSE Rancher and its architecture. Students will then learn how to access SUSE Rancher’s updated graphical user interface. During the course an existing Kubernetes cluster will be registered and a new RKE cluster will be provisioned with SUSE Rancher and Kubernetes cluster administrative activities will be introduced. The course also covers Kubernetes cluster management and hosted Kubernetes provider’s deployments in the public clouds. 

The course includes 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.

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Course Information

Delivery Method: Classroom or Virtual Classroom
Course Duration: 3 days
Course Level: Intermediate
Cost: 990.00 USD (including all local taxes in the jurisdiction of Hong Kong)

Key Objectives

Attendees will be taught the following concepts and skills:

  • 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

Audience Summary

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

Course Outline

  • Section 1:
    Course IntroductionUnderstand the Course 
  • Section 2:
    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
  • Section 3: 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
  • Section 4: User Management with SUSE Rancher
    Manage Users and Groups
    Understand Roles
  • Section 5: 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 
  • Section 6: Application Management with SUSE Rancher 
    Understand Projects and Namespaces
    Deploy Workloads
    Understand Apps & Marketplace
    Install Applications with Helm
    Configure Quotas
  • Section 7: Continuous Delivery with SUSE Rancher
    Introduce Project Fleet
    Understand Continuous Delivery
    Manage Cluster Groups
    Configure Continuous Delivery
  • Section 8: Logging and Monitoring with SUSE Rancher
    Deploy Monitoring Stack
    Understand SUSE Rancher Logging
    Configure an External Logging Service for Grafana
  • Section 9: Security Tools with SUSE Rancher 
    Manage CIS Scans
    Understand OPA Gatekeeper
  • Section 10: SUSE Rancher Shell Access
    Access Cluster Nodes with ssh
    Access a Downstream Cluster with kubectl
    Understand the SUSE Rancher API
    Introduce SUSE Rancher CLI
  • Section 11: 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

Course customisation

On your wish this training can also be customized with extensions, for example with:
– Rancher Installation

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of Kubernetes objects and resources is needed for this course. This knowledge can be gained through the KUB201v1.2: Kubernetes Administration course.

Linux command line experience is helpful.

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