Run Kubernetes Everywhere

From datacenter to cloud to edge, Rancher lets you deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service.

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Learn how to deploy containers and Kubernetes with Rancher for free!

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How to Build an Enterprise Kubernetes Strategy

Learn best practices in implementing a Kubernetes Strategy across your organization.

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Bring Cloud Operations On-Prem with Rancher

Join the November Online Meetup to learn how to provide consistent K8s cluster operations.

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Create, manage and support multiple enterprise grade clusters from a single pane of glass UI. Use Projects for additional level of isolation in the same cluster.

What is Rancher?

One Platform for Kubernetes Management

Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.

At A Glance

More than 30,000 teams use Rancher everyday to innovate faster

You don’t need to figure Kubernetes out all on your own. Rancher is open source software, with an enormous community of users.

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9,000+

Users trained


2.7M+

Containers managed


300+

Enterprise customers


Setup the rancher server in less than a minute

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2 Easy Steps

See how easy it is to get up and running with Rancher, right away.

Learn more by joining our next weekly training or heading to the Getting Started Guide.

01 Prepare a Linux Host

Prepare a Linux host with 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 (or another supported Linux distribution), and at least 4GB of memory. Install a supported version of Docker on the host.

02 Start the server

To install and run Rancher, execute the following Docker command on your host:

$ sudo docker run -d --restart=unless-stopped -p 80:80 -p 443:443 rancher/rancher

To access the Rancher server UI, open a browser and go to the hostname or address where the container was installed. You will be guided through setting up your first cluster.

Join Our Community of Ranchers

Share and learn by connecting with us and the community.

Use Cases

Sling TV manages critical communication software with Rancher.

Deutsche Bahn manages their Kubernetes clusters with Rancher.

EOC brings the first Rancher-based service into production.

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“Using Rancher increases our efficiency and allows our engineering teams to focus on creating the next great product innovations.”

Brad Linder Director of Cloud Native Engineering

"With the help of Rancher, it took just a few weeks to have a well setup environment where we could easily create and manage all our Kubernetes clusters."

Franz-Josef Schneider Enterprise Architect Traveler Information

"With this type of infrastructure, we are able to move the applications across our virtual machines in a simple way.”

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Intro to Kubernetes and Rancher online training


Free, online training for Kubernetes and Rancher. Our popular sessions show you the basics of running Kubernetes, including deployments, pods, services, running Kubectl, and ingresses.

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A Guide to Kubernetes with Rancher


Learn about challenges and solutions when deploying Kubernetes, what it means to partner with Rancher, and how to get started.

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