Ruckstack v0.8.0 Released

The focus for the 0.8.0 release was simplifying system management.

The goal of Ruckstack is to make running Kubernetes easier than running your application on its own. Yes, there is always kubectl and all it’s power, but 90% of your system management should be done through simpler system-control commands.

With 0.8.0, we’ve added the first 3 of these:

  1. system-control status
  2. system-control logs
  3. system-control restart


The status command is your first stop when understanding the status of the system.

Are any servers down? Run system-control status nodes

Nodes in Example Project Cluster
app1 ( Healthy
    Primary node

Are any services down? Run system-control status services

Services in Example Project
Application Services
 - Container cart-s4492 on app1: Running
homepage: HEALTHY
 - Container homepage-fx7jm on app1: Running
mariadb-primary: UNAVAILABLE. No containers are ready
 - Container mariadb-primary-0 on app1: Starting
mariadb-backup: UNAVAILABLE. No containers are ready
 - Container mariadb-backup-0 on app1: Starting


Something not working right? Run system-control logs service cart


Is a container or service stuck in a bad state that the health monitoring isn’t handling? Run system-control restart container cart-s4492

Issue List

The complete list of features added and issues resolved can be found at our github tracker

Getting Started

The Quick Start Guide is always a great place to start. Or just jump right into the downloads

Questions? Problems?

If you have feature suggestions or run into bugs, log them in the issue tracker. Or, email me at or message @ruckstack on twitter