Rancher - Tech Preview 3/28/2018

Release v2.0.0-alpha24

Please view the latest Rancher 2.0 Project Plan for the most current feature list and schedule.

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For the purpose of the tech preview, we will always update rancher/server:preview with the latest preview builds until we GA. After we GA, we will update the appropriate latest and stable tags as required.


  • rancher/server:v2.0.0-alpha24
  • rancher/agent:v2.0.0-alpha24

Change in Accessing the UI

Previously Rancher’s UI was exposed on port 8080, but with the new changes, the docker run command has been updated to:

docker run -d -p 80:80 -p 443:443 rancher/server:preview

You can access the UI at https://<server_ip>.

New Features

NOTE: Please bear in mind that, with this preview release, not all features are ready for consumption.
You might find some features disabled in the UI. We will quickly provide upcoming builds as 
they become available.  The following are some of the highlighted features for this preview build.  More details can be found in the [Rancher 2.0 Project Plan](https://github.com/rancher/rancher/wiki/Rancher-2.0) 

Upcoming Milestone Release Features

The following features should be on the next upcoming milestone (subject to change):

  • SAML-as-an-AuthProvider
  • PodSecurityPolicies enabled
  • Directory based logging - Rancher bind mounts in a volume to support collecting logs that are written to a directory vs stdout/err

Known Major Issues

Major Bug Fixes since v2.0.0-alpha23

  • Fixed an issue where certificates from Let’s Encrypt were not working.

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