Course RAN211v2.8

Rancher Prime Manager 2.8 Deployment

This course covers deploying and administering Rancher Manager for Rancher Prime in existing Kubernetes clusters. The course begins with an introduction to Rancher Manager, what is required for a deployment, different deployment strategies, and best practices for deployment. 

The next sections provide an understanding of deploying Rancher Manager in three different ways, using self-signed certificates, Let’s Encrypt and signed certificates, depending on your specific needs. Deployment in an air-gapped environment is also covered. Students are taught how to back up and restore Rancher Manager, migrate it to a new cluster, and how to upgrade it from a previous version to the current one.   

This course will help prepare for the SUSE Certified Deployment Specialist (SCDS) in Rancher Manager 2.7 and 2.8 for Rancher Prime certification exam.

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Course Information

Delivery Method: Classroom or Virtual Classroom
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Level: Intermediate
Cost: 660.00 USD (including all local taxes in the jurisdiction of Hong Kong)

Key Objectives

Attendees will be taught the following concepts and skills:

  • Overview of Rancher Prime Manager
  • Deployment Requirements
  • Deployment Strategies
  • Deployment of Rancher Prime Manager
  • Backup and Restore of Rancher Prime Manager
  • Migrating Rancher Prime Manager to a New Cluster
  • Upgrading Rancher Prime Manager

Audience Summary

This course is designed for users who will be deploying Rancher Prime Manager, need to know the process to troubleshoot deployment problems, and will be providing consulting on Rancher Prime Manager.

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
  • Section 2: Overview of the Rancher Manager Deployment Process
    • Introduce Rancher Manager
    • Understand Node Requirements for Rancher  Manager Deployment
    • Understand Deployment Strategies Understand Rancher Manager Deployment Options
    • Overview of Rancher Manager Certificate Options
    • Overview of Rancher Manager Deployment Best Practices
  • Section 3: Install Rancher Manager
    • Overview of Rancher Manager Deployment
    • Deploy cert-manager
    • Deploy Rancher Manager with Self-Signed Certificates
    • Deploy Rancher Manager with Let’s Encrypt
    • Deploy Rancher Manager with Signed Certificates
  • Section 4: Install Air-Gapped Rancher Prime Manager
    • Overview of Rancher Manager in an Air-Gapped Environment
    • Mirror Image Repositories
    • Prepare Helm Charts
    • Deploy cert-manager and Rancher Manager
  • Section 5: Backup, Restore, and Migrate Rancher Manager
    • Overview of Rancher Manager Backup, Restore, and the Migration Processes
    • Deploy the Rancher Backup Operator
    • Back Up Rancher Manager
    • Restore Rancher Manager
    • Migrate Rancher Manager to a New Cluster
  • Section 6: Upgrade Rancher Manager
    • Understand Rancher Manager Upgrade Best Practices
    • Upgrade a Rancher Cluster

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of Kubernetes objects and resources is needed for this course. This knowledge can be gained through the KUB201v1.26: Kubernetes Administration course. Linux command line experience is required.