This section contains instructions for installing Rancher in development and production environments.

Before installing Rancher, make sure that your nodes fulfill all of the installation requirements.

Installation Options

  • Single Node Installation

    Install Rancher on a single Linux host. Single node installs are recommended for development and test environments, as setup is simple and the server doesn’t have to be readily available for a user base—only the developer or tester.

  • High Availability Installation

    This install scenario creates a new Kubernetes cluster dedicated to running Rancher Server in a high-availability (HA) configuration, which runs Rancher Server on multiple hosts so that it’s always accessible provided that one of your cluster nodes is running. We recommend high-availability installs in production environments, where your user base requires 247 access to your applications.