Chapter 7: Deploying a Hosted Cluster with Rancher

For teams that don't want to manage any servers, Rancher provides the ability to deploy and manage hosted Kubernetes services such as Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), or Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This chapter will cover the pros and cons of using a hosted cluster versus an RKE cluster. Then, we'll cover the requirements and limitations of this type of cluster. At that point, we'll go through the process of prepping the cloud provider. Then, we'll go over setting up EKS, GKE, and AKS clusters using Rancher. Finally, we'll cover the maintenance tasks needed for ongoing cluster management.

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