Quick Start

Get started with Rancher in two easy steps

Get Started in Two Easy Steps

Step One: Prepare a Linux Host

Prepare a Linux host and install Docker onto it. Use any Linux flavor supported by Docker, and install a version of Docker supported by Kubernetes:

  • 1.11.2 to 1.13.1
  • 17.03.x

For instructions on how to install Docker, see the instructions on the Docker website.


Step Two: Start Rancher

Execute the following command to download and run the Rancher server:

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

The server takes less than a minute to install and will be available at https://<server_ip>. Once the server is running, log in and follow the instructions.

Note: This command does not enable persistent storage for the server and should only be used in a test environment. To enable persistence, add -v /opt/rancher:/var/lib/rancher to the command to bind a host volume to the container.

Learn more by heading to the Getting Started Guide

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