Straight confusion

perhaps it’s late, perhaps I know nothing about rancher - probably the latter - When i create a host - I don’t have any option to set ssh keys or a password - hence I cannot login to a host without manually resetting root pw.

Second - not sure if this is what I’m looking for but I have a whole ton of ruby scripts that will do some awesome things but yaml is the preferred language. Is there anyway to incorporate ruby wrappers into this?

Last - It seems that I can only create jenkins instances - or a couple other things that I don’t care about - what is this api capable of - if it’s creating docker containers - is it monitoring them too if I’m using dind from the cli?

I just want to make sure I’m not wasting time because my goal is to build a shit ton of apps and make them easily deployable over and over. If anyone can stear me in the right direction - I’m a total newb to rancher so literally pretend your holding my hand and telling me if you do A then B will happen. If you do C then D will happen. etc. I think this may be a solution to a problem I need - but I would like to know a bit more before going nuts :slight_smile:

I can’t answer the first part about hosts etc, but I’ll make a stab at the rest.

I think you need to provide a little more context to your ruby vs yaml question. Yaml is not a programming language, it’s a file format, for config files most of the time. There are yaml libraries available for most languages.
The top three hits for the google search “ruby yaml”:


Regarding jenkins instances, I assume you found the service catalog, which was released no more than a day ago, before that there was not catalog, so you can look away from that, if there’s nothing of interest in them, and come back later when you find value in what you can do there… :wink:

Rancher is all about running and managing services powered by docker containers. And it is so nice that will even pick up on those containers that you run behind its back, from the command line using docker run manually (or with other tools).

Take a moment and walk through some samples, the docs, and the forum here is a good place to get a feel for what you can do (based on what questions and answers there are).

This should get you started, then come back once you get more questions :smile: