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CNCF Member Webinar: Declarative Host Upgrades From Within Kubernetes
As Kubernetes takes over the world, we need a way to manage the hosts on which the clusters are running, but everyone wants to move away from actually logging directly into the hosts or even using tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef. What if you could control the host configuration from within Kubernetes?

In this webinar, we’ll introduce you to the System Upgrade Controller, a new, open source project from Rancher Labs that runs in any Kubernetes cluster and uses declarative syntax to manage host-level software upgrades. You’ll learn how to deploy it into your clusters, how to create a plan that performs an upgrade, and how to configure upgrades to roll out across the cluster with zero downtime.

You’ll undoubtedly learn some other things too, but if we led with “idempotent mutations” would you still click the Register button?

Apr 14, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Adrian Goins
Director of Community and Evangelism @Rancher Labs
Adrian Goins has been building Internet infrastructure since 1996, but he’s one of those supernerds who started writing BASIC programs on a C64 11 years before that. He joined Rancher Labs in 2017 and since then has worked as a field engineer and a tech marketer before becoming the Director of Community and Evangelism. He’s thrilled to share his love of Kubernetes with everyone and wants nothing more than to see Kubernetes take over the world.
Dax McDonald
Software Engineer @Rancher Labs
Dax McDonald is software engineer with Rancher Labs where he works on Rancher, Rio, and k3s. He has also contributed to several open source projects, including Kubernetes and Linkerd.
Jacob Blain Christen
Principal Software Engineer @Rancher Labs
Jacob Blain Christen is software engineer with Rancher Labs where he works on k3OS and k3s-adjacent projects such as the System Upgrade Controller.