Use one of the following guides to deploy and provision Rancher and a Kubernetes cluster in the provider of your choice.

Automated Quickstart to Deploy Rancher on Amazon EKS

Rancher and Amazon Web Services collaborated on a quick start guide for deploying Rancher on an EKS Kubernetes cluster following AWS best practices. The deployment guide is here.

Installing Rancher on a Virtual Machine

The following guides use automation tools to deploy the Rancher server on a virtual machine.

These guides do not deploy Rancher on a separate Kubernetes cluster, which is a best practice in cases where the Rancher server needs to manage downstream Kubernetes clusters.

If you prefer, the following guide will take you through the same process in individual steps. Use this if you want to run Rancher in a different provider, on prem, or if you would just like to see how easy it is.