Round'em up!
January 24, 2022

Round'em up!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SUSE Rancher

We have two installations of Rancher (prod and non-prod). each rancher instance manages multiple clusters. We are using rancher to better enable users to interact with the clusters, get visual interactions for quicker understanding, and lower the barrier to adoption of the Kubernetes ecosystem. Our Kubernetes clusters and self-managed, and run on k3s. Rancher - fleet (which comes as part of the rancher installation) enables our deployments to follow the Gitops system. Deployments are managed by the feature teams, with versioning and audit of releases done via git. The ability to scale workloads, and get new developers to adopt is so much easier than having to upscale knowledge of CLI tools.
  • simplify the visualisations and relations of Kubernetes
  • lots of documentation / videos / slack channel
  • stable releases are prod ready, works as advertised
  • the ui updates sometimes fail and hard refresh is required
  • fall over / restart can be slow (room for improvement)
  • SSO for rancher is limited
  • simplicity
  • opensource
  • feature complete
  • continuous improvement
  • support upgrade is possible
  • ability to quickly test new features / upgrades
lens installs locally and needs access (network) to the kube_api of the clusters. With Rancher, you need access to the rancher front end (UI / 443), and your clusters Kube API does not need to be exposed (even over a VPN or whitelisted ips). For security reasons, the rancher setup is more favorable

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rancher is great for managing multiple clusters. in a prod environment, it is recommended to have a dedicated cluster for ranchers. The downside of managing a small cluster that changes rarely is there is a significant overhead to manage ranchers in a smaller setup. Rancher is designed to manage multi clusters. and does so efficiently.