Rancher Rodeo Boston

December 10th, 9:30am - 2:30pm


Hosted by Fairwinds and Rancher


DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Downtown
821 Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02111


Rancher Rodeos are free, in-depth workshops designed to give DevOps and IT teams the hands-on skills they need to deploy and manage Kubernetes everywhere. The content will be delivered by Rancher's technical experts and aim to educate anyone interested in learning how to use containers or Kubernetes.

During these hands-on workshops, one of our technical experts will provide an introduction to Rancher, Docker, and Kubernetes and then walk through the steps for deploying a Kubernetes cluster. The key topics that will be covered at the Rancher Rodeos include:

  • Docker and Kubernetes Concepts and Architecture
  • Installation and Configuration of Rancher Server
  • Kubernetes Cluster Deployment
  • Application Deployment and Access

What To Bring

  • Your laptop with a modern browser (Chrome, FF, Edge, IE8+). Training sessions are taught using an interactive, web-based tool called HobbyFarm. This tool lets you access compute resources through an in-browser terminal while following along with prepared learning scenarios.


9:30am - 10:00am: Registration Open, Breakfast Available

10:00am - 10:45am: Rancher Introduction & Marketplace Overview

  • Rodeo Objectives
  • Docker and Kubernetes Overview

11:15am - 11:45am: Server Deployment

  • Machine Provisioning
  • Rancher Server Installation
  • Walkthrough of Rancher UI

11:45am - 12:15pm: Lunch Break

12:15pm - 1:15pm: Kubernetes Deployment

  • Kubernetes Installation
  • Exploring the Clusters with Rancher and the CLI
  • Installing Applications from the Catalog

1:15pm - 2:30pm: Q&A and Networking

**Food and drinks will be provided**


Organizer: Fairwinds and Rancher

Fairwinds provides expertly-managed kubernetes and cloud native infrastructure leveraging containers. They build and maintain reliable, scalable, and secure Kubernetes clusters using a combination of open source technology, automation, best practices and expertise. 

Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.