IPv6 Support in Portainer

One of the feature requests we have been putting off for far too long is to add support for IPv6 inside Portainer. We had no real reason for delaying adding this functionality other than a lack of knowledge on our part on how IPv6 worked, and knowing which elements Docker supported for it (and which bits of Docker didnt work well with it).

Finally, this all came to a head, and after some gentle encouragement from our user community, we got cracking and figured out how to make this work.

Portainer Kubernetes Beta – 1 week in…

So, as its now been 7 days since we launched our BETA of Portainer for Kubernetes, we thought it might be nice to give and update of what we have learnt so far.

Docker Pulls

We have has 12,250 pulls of the BETA container image, so that's a pretty decent number of people trying out the BETA..

Support Architectures

We have had confirmation that the BETA runs well on AMD64 and ARM; both of which are only for Linux OS.

Supported Platforms

We have had confirmation that the BETA runs well on:

Scaleway Kapsule
Docker Desktop
Azure AKS
Openshift
Amazon EKS
DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes
k3s
Civo Cloud's Managed K3S Service

Support Versions

We have had confirmation that the BETA runs well on Kubernetes versions:

1.14.8
1.15.9
1.16.2
1.16.8
1.17.4
1.18.0

We are still looking for feedback for other platforms, namely GKE, and AliCloud; if anyone out there is running these platforms and can try our beta, it would be appreciated.

Portainer for kubernetes in less than 60 seconds!!

Portainer is an open-source tool for Building and Managing docker environments with ease. It has been widely adopted by the community over time with over 2 billion downloads.

Guess whatPortainer for KUBERNETES (beta edition) has been released and this is a really good deal out there for developers. In this post, we will discuss how to setup Portainer for kubernetes in less than 60 seconds using ARKADE.

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Portainer for Kubernetes – BETA

It is with great delight that I am able to announce the public BETA release of Portainer, with support for Kubernetes.

We have just pushed the images to Docker Hub, published the release notes, created all the backing documentation to support user feedback, and have completed our functional testing.

Portainer Update, March 2020..

Hi Portainer fans... time for a little update..

Sorry for the long delay between blog posts, but our little team has been kept quite busy building support for Kubernetes into Portainer, working on our next release, and extending our Edge Compute functionality.

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Docker on Windows Platforms with Portainer – Known Issues

UPDATE as of 29th May, 2020

We have just updated our Windows 10 testing environments to Windows build 2004 (now GA) and Docker Desktop 2.3.0.3, and have re-run the failing tests below using Portainer 1.24.0 with the following results:

Issue 1: Continues as its unrelated to Windows Build or Docker Version
Issue 2: RESOLVED when using WSL2 back-end, but still fails when using HyperV back-end
Issue 3: Continues
Issue 4: Continues

So, in summary, Docker on Windows 10 is now far more reliable when using Linux Containers and WSL2. No known issues at all with this.

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Deploying Portainer on a Windows 2016 or 2019 Swarm Cluster

By popular demand, i will quickly show you the process to get Portainer and the Portainer Agent running in a Docker Swarm environment atop Windows Server 2016 or 2019.

Deploying Portainer and the Portainer Agent to manage a Windows 2016 (1803) or Windows 2019 (1903) Swarm cluster is easy !

This procedure ONLY works if you are running Docker EE 19.03.5 or later, so if you are not, update before continuing.