October Docs Roundup: Rancher, Data Visualization, and More

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Here at Linode, we’re always working on new and improved services, feature enhancements, and integrations, so you can build and deploy what you need faster. We want to make sure you have the confidence to use our products with ease. That’s why our technical documentation team produces helpful content for you every month. 

New Rancher integrations

The Rancher 2.3 release shipped with a node driver for Linode that is activated by default. This creates a simpler experience for Rancher users looking for a multi-cloud solution in one easy-to-use GUI. Plus, you have access to Linode support for Rancher’s cloud credentials feature. Get the full rundown of how to use Rancher to deploy a Kubernetes cluster here.

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An Overview of Open Source Data Visualization Tools:

The open source community has many tools to help you visualize data sets and extract meaningful insights from them. Use this guide to play around with visualizations for simple data sets with popular OS tools like RStudio, D3.js, and Python’s pandas library.

Introduction to Bash Scripting

Are you new to Linux system administration and looking for the next step? You should learn to write Bash Shell scripts—it will help you automate many repetitive tasks. Our first guide in this series will walk you through the basics, like getting user input, control flow statements, and working with files and directories.

Inspecting Network Information with netstat

Looking for a command line utility to use when troubleshooting your network? Netstat is a great tool to learn, since it typically comes pre-installed on Linux systems. This guide covers how to use netstat to inspect routing tables, network interfaces and protocols, and more.

How to Deploy the Elastic Stack on Kubernetes

Add the power of the Elastic Stack to your Kubernetes workloads to gather container metrics and to create dashboards of your cluster data. Helm charts make it easier to get the Elastic Stack up and running on Kubernetes. This guide will walk you through the process.

Find your use case

We released a series of docs on use cases for object storage, GPU, Kubernetes, block storage, and dedicated CPU. Check these out to determine if the services fit your needs.

Have you seen our developers site?

We recently rebuilt our developers.linode.com site using GatsbyJS to make it faster and leaner. This site provides our developer community with the tools they need to get their work done, like API documentation, latest changelogs, and third-party tool integrations. If you’re curious how we built it, you can view the site’s source code on our public GitHub account.


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