Chapter 11: Bringing Storage to Kubernetes Using Longhorn

The previous chapters covered monitoring and logging. This chapter will cover Rancher's distributed block storage for Kubernetes called Longhorn, including the pros and cons, and how to architect a storage solution using Longhorn. We will then dive into some standard designs for RKE and RKE2 clusters. Then, we will cover the different ways to install Longhorn and upgrade it. Finally, we will close with some maintenance tasks and troubleshooting steps for common issues.

We're going to cover the following main topics in this chapter:

  • What is persistent storage and why do we need it in Kubernetes?
  • What is Longhorn?
  • How does Longhorn work?
  • Pros and cons of Longhorn
  • Rules for architecting ...

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