Rancher

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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.

Release General Availability Full Support Limited Support Latest
2.8 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(05 Dec 2023)
Yes Yes 2.8.2
(05 Feb 2024)
2.7 1 year and 3 months ago
(16 Nov 2022)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(15 May 2024)
Ends in 8 months
(18 Nov 2024)
2.7.10
(05 Feb 2024)
2.6 2 years and 6 months ago
(30 Aug 2021)
Ended 12 months ago
(01 Mar 2023)
Ends in 2 months
(30 Apr 2024)
2.6.14
(06 Feb 2024)
2.5 3 years and 4 months ago
(05 Oct 2020)
Ended 2 years ago
(05 Jan 2022)
Ended 1 year ago
(31 Jan 2023)
2.5.17
(23 Jan 2023)
2.4 3 years and 11 months ago
(30 Mar 2020)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jul 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(31 Mar 2022)
2.4.18
(31 Mar 2022)
2.3 4 years ago
(07 Oct 2019)
Ended 3 years and 4 months ago
(07 Oct 2020)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(07 Apr 2021)
2.3.11
(02 Mar 2021)
2.2 4 years and 11 months ago
(25 Mar 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(15 Apr 2020)
Ended 3 years and 4 months ago
(15 Oct 2020)
2.2.13
(01 Jun 2020)
2.1 5 years ago
(05 Oct 2018)
Ended 4 years ago
(19 Oct 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(19 Apr 2020)
2.1.14
(03 Jan 2020)
2.0 5 years and 10 months ago
(30 Apr 2018)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(01 May 2019)
Ended 4 years ago
(01 Nov 2019)
2.0.16
(03 Jul 2019)
1.6 6 years and 10 months ago
(04 May 2017)
Ended 4 years ago
(31 Dec 2019)
Ended 3 years and 8 months ago
(30 Jun 2020)
1.6.30
(04 May 2020)

Rancher does not have a fixed release and support policy, but End Of Maintenance (EOM) and End of Life (EOL) dates for each release are well documented on their website.

Looking at the latest releases, it seems that all releases are fully supported for at least 1 year with bug and security fixes, followed by at least 6 months of limited support with critical security fixes only.

Compatibility with various Kubernetes distributions can be found on the rancher support matrix.

More information is available on the Rancher website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.


You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/rancher.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/rancher.ics.