After you provision a cluster in Rancher, you can begin using powerful Kubernetes features to deploy and scale your containerized applications in development, testing, or production environments.
This page covers the following topics:
This section assumes a basic familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes. For a brief explanation of how Kubernetes components work together, refer to the concepts page.
Switching between Clusters
To switch between clusters, use the drop-down available in the navigation bar.
Alternatively, you can switch between projects and clusters directly in the navigation bar. Open the Global view and select Clusters from the main menu. Then select the name of the cluster you want to open.
Managing Clusters in Rancher
* Cluster configuration options can’t be edited for imported clusters, except for K3s clusters.
Rancher contains a variety of tools that aren’t included in Kubernetes to assist in your DevOps operations. Rancher can integrate with external services to help your clusters run more efficiently. Tools are divided into following categories:
- Istio Service Mesh
- OPA Gatekeeper
For more information, see Tools