Portainer for Kubernetes – BETA v2

What a whirlwind the last 5 weeks have been... we have received a simply staggering level of feedback and support for our first beta of Portainer for Kubernetes, with over 220,000 downloads, many positive confirmations of successful deployments across a multitude of Kubernetes versions, and Kubernetes platforms, and with a really low number of reported issues.

Portainer 1.24.0 – an update

Hi there Portainer community,

So this month we will be releasing Portainer 1.24.0, and this version is the last of our 1.XX releases, as we transition to Portainer 2.0, which will be released end of June.

As a way to "draw a line in the sand" in regards to our currently open bugs (which total approximately 107), we spent considerable time reviewing every bug, attempting to reproduce it, determining what was likely needed to fix it, and then assigning a priority and timeline for fix.

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.

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.

Read more 7 Comments

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.

Read more 2 Comments

Docker News, and the continued Portainer Vision

If you are reading this post, i will assume by now that you have heard/read the news of Docker EE’s acquisition by Mirantis, and their eventual sun-setting of Swarm within the next 2 years.

It’s important to me to explain to our user community that this does not materially impact Portainer or our vision.

Read more 2 Comments