Quick start

Get started with Rancher in two easy steps

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Get Started
with Rancher in
2 Easy Steps

See how easy it is to get up and running with Rancher, right away.

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01 Prepare a Linux Host

Prepare a Linux host with 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 (or another supported Linux distribution), and at least 4GB of memory. Install a supported version of Docker on the host.

02 Start the server

To install and run Rancher, execute the following Docker command on your host:

$ sudo docker run -d --restart=unless-stopped -p 80:80 -p 443:443 rancher/rancher

To access the Rancher server UI, open a browser and go to the hostname or address where the container was installed. You will be guided through setting up your first cluster.