RancherOS vs KubeAdvisor: What are the differences?
RancherOS: A Lightweight Container Operating System. It makes it simple to run containers at scale in development, test and production. By containerizing system services and leveraging Docker for management, the operating system provides a very reliable and easy to manage containers; KubeAdvisor: It helps DevOps adopt best practices for Kubernetes. It helps teams adopt best practices to accelerate the adoption of Kubernetes, and optimize their existing stack, with machine learning. It scans K8s to make infrastructure and cloud-native applications reliable, resilient, and observable.
RancherOS and KubeAdvisor are primarily classified as "Operating Systems" and "Container" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by RancherOS are:
- Rancher Integration
- Kuberenetes Integration
On the other hand, KubeAdvisor provides the following key features:
- Performance by continuously watching throttled containers/apps and recommending improvements
- Utilization by comparing used resources with the available capacity to reallocate them based on variable workloads
- Cost Optimization by suggesting changes at the VM level to save money in case of cloud infrastructure or identify the best configurations if you are running Kubernetes on-prem
RancherOS is an open source tool with 5.75K GitHub stars and 587 GitHub forks. Here's a link to RancherOS's open source repository on GitHub.