Chapter 6: Creating an RKE Cluster Using Rancher

One of the first things you'll do after installing Rancher is to start building downstream clusters. There are three main types of clusters in Rancher: Rancher-managed Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) clusters, Rancher-managed hosted clusters, and imported clusters.

In this chapter, we'll be covering how to deploy a downstream cluster to use existing servers running Docker. We'll see how Rancher uses a set of agents to provide access to these servers for Rancher to create an RKE cluster. Then, we'll cover the requirements and limitations of this type of cluster. We will then cover the rules for designing a Rancher-managed RKE cluster, at which point, we'll go through the process of registering ...

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