This guide contains our recommendations for running the Rancher server, and is intended to be used in situations in which Rancher manages downstream Kubernetes clusters.

Refer to this guide for our general advice for setting up the Rancher server on a high-availability Kubernetes cluster.

Deployment Strategies

This guide is designed to help you choose whether a regional deployment strategy or a hub-and-spoke deployment strategy is better for a Rancher server that manages downstream Kubernetes clusters.

Installing Rancher in a vSphere Environment

This guide outlines a reference architecture for installing Rancher in a vSphere environment, in addition to standard vSphere best practices as documented by VMware.