Rancher supports provisioning Exoscale hosts using
In order to launch an Exoscale host, you’ll need your API Key and Secret Key provided by Exoscale. Log in to your Exoscale account. Navigate to the API Keys tab located in your Profile.
Now that we’ve found our API Key and Secret Key, we are ready to launch our Exoscale host(s). Under the Infrastructure -> Hosts tab, click Add Host. Select the Exoscale icon. Provide your Exoscale API Key and Secret Key, click on Next: Authenticate & select a Security Group.
Next, you’ll select a security group to use for the hosts. There are two choices for security groups. The Standard option will create or use the existing
rancher-machine security group. If Rancher creates the
rancher-machine security group, it will open up all the necessary ports to allow Rancher to work successfully.
docker machine will automatically open up port
2376, which is the Docker daemon port.
In the Custom option, you can choose an existing security group, but you will need to ensure that specific ports are open in order for Rancher to be working correctly.
Note: If you re-use the
rancher-machinesecurity group, any missing ports in the security group will not be re-opened. You will need to check the security group in Exoscale if the host does not launch correctly.
After choosing your security option, click on Next: Set Instance Options.
Finally, you’ll just need to finish filling out the final details of the host(s).
docker-machine create command with Docker engine options.
Note: Currently, not all options in
docker machineare exposed in the UI for Exoscale. We use the default Exoscale endpoint (i.e.
https://api.exoscale.ch/compute), image (i.e.
ubuntu-14.04), and availability zone (i.e.
Once you click on create, Rancher will create the Exoscale instance and launch the rancher-agent container in the instance. In a couple of minutes, the host will be active and available for services.