You can use Rancher to create a cluster hosted in Huawei Cloud Container Engine (CCE). Rancher has already implemented and packaged the cluster driver for CCE, but by default, this cluster driver is
inactive. In order to launch CCE clusters, you will need to enable the CCE cluster driver. After enabling the cluster driver, you can start provisioning CCE clusters.
Prerequisites in Huawei
Note Deploying to CCE will incur charges.
Find your project ID in Huawei CCE portal. See the CCE documentation on how to manage your projects.
Create an Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.
Prerequisite in Rancher
You will need to enable the Huawei CCE cluster driver:
- Click ☰ > Cluster Management.
- Click Drivers.
- In the Cluster Drivers tab, go to the Huawei CCE cluster driver and click ⋮ > Activate.
When the cluster driver is finished downloading, you will be able to create Huawei CCE clusters in Rancher.
Huawei CCE service doesn’t support the ability to create clusters with public access through their API. You are required to run Rancher in the same VPC as the CCE clusters that you want to provision.
Create the CCE Cluster
- From the Clusters page, click Create.
- Click Huawei CCE.
- Enter a Cluster Name.
- Use Member Roles to configure user authorization for the cluster. Click Add Member to add users that can access the cluster. Use the Role drop-down to set permissions for each user.
- Enter Project Id, Access Key ID as Access Key and Secret Access Key Secret Key. Then Click Next: Configure cluster. Fill in the cluster configuration. For help filling out the form, refer to Huawei CCE Configuration.
- Fill the following node configuration of the cluster. For help filling out the form, refer to Node Configuration.
- Click Create to create the CCE cluster.
Your cluster is created and assigned a state of Provisioning. Rancher is standing up your cluster.
You can access your cluster after its state is updated to Active.
Active clusters are assigned two Projects:
Default, containing the
System, containing the
Huawei CCE Configuration
|Cluster Type||Which type or node you want to include into the cluster,
|Description||The description of the cluster.|
|Master Version||The Kubernetes version.|
|Management Scale Count||The max node count of the cluster. The options are 50, 200 and 1000. The larger of the scale count, the more the cost.|
|High Availability||Enable master node high availability. The cluster with high availability enabled will have more cost.|
|Container Network Mode||The network mode used in the cluster.
|Container Network CIDR||Network CIDR for the cluster.|
|VPC Name||The VPC name which the cluster is going to deploy into. Rancher will create one if it is blank.|
|Subnet Name||The Subnet name which the cluster is going to deploy into. Rancher will create one if it is blank.|
|External Server||This option is reserved for the future we can enable CCE cluster public access via API. For now, it is always disabled.|
|Cluster Label||The labels for the cluster.|
|Highway Subnet||This option is only supported in
Note: If you are editing the cluster in the
cluster.yml instead of the Rancher UI, note that cluster configuration directives must be nested under the
rancher_kubernetes_engine_config directive in
cluster.yml. For more information, refer to the section on the config file structure.
|Zone||The available zone at where the node(s) of the cluster is deployed.|
|Billing Mode||The bill mode for the cluster node(s). In
|Validity Period||This option only shows in
|Auto Renew||This option only shows in
|Data Volume Type||Data volume type for the cluster node(s).
|Data Volume Size||Data volume size for the cluster node(s)|
|Root Volume Type||Root volume type for the cluster node(s).
|Root Volume Size||Root volume size for the cluster node(s)|
|Node Flavor||The node flavor of the cluster node(s). The flavor list in Rancher UI is fetched from Huawei Cloud. It includes all the supported node flavors.|
|Node Count||The node count of the cluster|
|Node Operating System||The operating system for the cluster node(s). Only
|SSH Key Name||The ssh key for the cluster node(s)|
|EIP||The public IP options for the cluster node(s).
|EIP Count||This option will only be shown when
|EIP Type||This option will only be shown when
|EIP Share Type||This option will only be shown when
|EIP Charge Mode||This option will only be shown when
|EIP Bandwidth Size||This option will only be shown when
|Authentication Mode||It means enabling
|Node Label||The labels for the cluster node(s). Invalid labels can prevent upgrades or can prevent Rancher from starting. For details on label syntax requirements, see the Kubernetes documentation.|