A lightweight, secure Linux distribution, built from containers to run containers well.
A Lightweight Container Operating System
RancherOS includes the bare minimum amount of software needed to run Docker. Everything else can be pulled dynamically through Docker. RancherOS makes it simple to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. By containerizing system services and leveraging Docker for management, the operating system provides a very reliable and easy to manage container-ready environments.
What Comes With RancherOS
Eliminates unnecessary libraries and services, decreasing complexity and boot time
Comprehensive System Services
Uses Compose file format to define and deploy system services such as networking and storage options
Small code base and decreased attack surface lead to improved security
Up-to-Date Version of Docker & Linux
Minimizes the hassle of updating, patching, and maintaining a container host OS
Automated OS Configuration
Simplifies OS configuration by using cloud-init to parse the cloud-config file, reducing administrative burden
24x7 Enterprise-level Support
Ensures around-the-clock support from technical experts when you need it
Get Started with RancherOS!
Dive into the technical details of RancherOS.
Follow a few easy steps in our quick start guide to get started with RancherOS.
Launch Rancher or add hosts to Rancher using RancherOS.
Get 24 x 7 technical help for Rancher products.
We encourage community involvement and contributions to this open-source project.
Hear about the latest product releases, contribute code, file issues, and collaborate with your peers and the Rancher team.