Course RAN201v2.5

SUSE Rancher 2.5 Administration

This two day 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 administrative activities will be introduced. The course also covers Kubernetes cluster management for infrastructure 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 Rancher Administration exam.

This course will be retired on 31 January 2022.  It is replaced by RAN201v2.6 SUSE Rancher 2.6 Operations.

Downloadable course description.

Course Information

Delivery Method: Classroom, eLearning
Course Duration: 2 days
Course Level: Intermediate

Key Objectives

Attendees will be taught the following concepts and skills:

  • An introduction to Rancher Server
  • Rancher Cluster Manager and Cluster Explorer
  • Managing Workloads and Applications
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Security Scans
  • Variety of Shell Based Actions with Rancher
  • Backing up Downstream Clusters and Rancher Server

Audience Summary

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

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
    • Understand the Course 
  • Section 2: Introduction to Rancher
    • Company vs Product
    • Explore Rancher Architecture
    • Access Rancher UI
    • Navigate in Global Clusters View
    • Understand the Rancher API
  • Section 3: Rancher Cluster Manager
    • Understand the Multi-Cluster Management UI
    • Manage Node and Cluster Drivers
    • View Cluster and Node Agents
    • Register an Existing RKE Cluster
    • Provision an RKE Cluster on Existing Nodes
    • Provision an RKE Cluster on AWS Infrastructure Provider
    • Provision an EKS Cluster on AWS
    • Understand Projects and Namespaces
    • Manage Users, Groups, and Roles
    • Understand RKE Templates
  • Section 4: Rancher Cluster Explorer
    • Understand Cluster Explorer Ideology
    • Manage Clusters
    • Deploy Workloads
    • Understand Apps and Marketplace
    • Install Applications with Helm
  • Section 5: Rancher Logging, Monitoring, and Security Scanning 
    • Understand Rancher Logging
    • Deploy Monitoring Stack
    • Manage CIS Scans
  • Section 6: Rancher Shell Access
    • Access the Cluster Nodes with SSH
    • Access a Downstream Cluster with kubectl
    • Introduce Rancher CLI
  • Section 7: Backup and Restore With Rancher
    • Understand Rancher Backup Requirements
    • Create Downstream Cluster Snapshots
    • Upgrade Downstream Clusters
    • Restore Downstream Clusters
    • Backup and Restore the Rancher Server

Course Prerequisites

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

Course Schedule

Date Location Provider  
Feb 23, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022 Online Fast Lane Register Now