3. Install Kubernetes with RKE
A. Create an RKE Config File
From a system that can access ports 22/tcp and 6443/tcp on your host nodes, use the sample below to create a new file named
rancher-cluster.yml. This file is a Rancher Kubernetes Engine configuration file (RKE config file), which is a configuration for the cluster you’re deploying Rancher to.
Replace values in the code sample below with help of the RKE Options table. Use the IP address or DNS names of the 3 nodes you created.
Tip: For more details on the options available, see the RKE Config Options.
||✓||The DNS or IP address for the node within the air gap network.|
||✓||A user that can run docker commands.|
||✓||List of Kubernetes roles assigned to the node.|
||optional1||The DNS or IP address used for internal cluster traffic.|
||Path to SSH private key used to authenticate to the node (defaults to
1 Some services like AWS EC2 require setting the
internal_addressif you want to use self-referencing security groups or firewalls.
nodes: - address: 10.10.3.187 # node air gap network IP internal_address: 172.31.7.22 # node intra-cluster IP user: rancher role: [ "controlplane", "etcd", "worker" ] ssh_key_path: /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa - address: 10.10.3.254 # node air gap network IP internal_address: 172.31.13.132 # node intra-cluster IP user: rancher role: [ "controlplane", "etcd", "worker" ] ssh_key_path: /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa - address: 10.10.3.89 # node air gap network IP internal_address: 172.31.3.216 # node intra-cluster IP user: rancher role: [ "controlplane", "etcd", "worker" ] ssh_key_path: /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa private_registries: - url: <REGISTRY.YOURDOMAIN.COM:PORT> # private registry url user: rancher password: "*********" is_default: true
B. Run RKE
rancher-cluster.yml, open Terminal and change directories to the RKE binary. Then enter the command below to stand up your high availability cluster.
rke up --config ./rancher-cluster.yml
C. Save Your Files
Important The files mentioned below are needed to maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade your cluster.
Save a copy of the following files in a secure location:
rancher-cluster.yml: The RKE cluster configuration file.
kube_config_rancher-cluster.yml: The Kubeconfig file for the cluster, this file contains credentials for full access to the cluster.
rancher-cluster.rkestate: The Kubernetes Cluster State file, this file contains credentials for full access to the cluster.
The Kubernetes Cluster State file is only created when using RKE v0.2.0 or higher.