Continental Innovates with Rancher and Kubernetes
kubectl is a CLI utility for running commands against Kubernetes clusters. It’s required for many maintenance and administrative tasks in Rancher 2.x.
See kubectl Installation for installation on your operating system.
When you create a Kubernetes cluster with RKE, RKE creates a kube_config_cluster.yml in the local directory that contains credentials to connect to your new cluster with tools like kubectl or helm.
You can copy this file to $HOME/.kube/config or if you are working with multiple Kubernetes clusters, set the KUBECONFIG environmental variable to the path of kube_config_cluster.yml.
Test your connectivity with kubectl and see if you can get the list of nodes back.
kubectl get nodes
NAME STATUS ROLES AGE VERSION
126.96.36.199 Ready controlplane,etcd,worker 11m v1.10.1
188.8.131.52 Ready controlplane,etcd,worker 11m v1.10.1
184.108.40.206 Ready controlplane,etcd,worker 11m v1.10.1