Rancher vs. RKE: What Is the Difference?

In this article, we differentiate between Rancher and related components like RKE and custom clusters. We talk about what each piece is responsible for and how they work together to enable better cluster management.

Sebastiaan van Steenis
Sebastiaan van Steenis
event February 4, 2019
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Setup a basic Kubernetes cluster with ease using RKE

Learn more about setting up a basic Kubernetes cluster with ease using Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE.) For more trainings and tutorials, visit Rancher.

Sebastiaan van Steenis
Sebastiaan van Steenis
event September 26, 2018
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Using RKE to Deploy a Kubernetes Cluster on Exoscale

This tutorial gets you up and running with using Kubernetes deployment tools to deploy a cluster on Exoscale. Read our tips and best practices at Rancher.

Chris Baumbauer
Chris Baumbauer
event September 18, 2018
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How to Deploy Kubernetes Clusters on AWS using RKE

Rancher Kubernetes Engine is a lightweight, easy to use installer for Kubernetes.

Mohamed el Sayed
Mohamed el Sayed
event May 14, 2018
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Adding custom nodes to your Kubernetes cluster in Rancher 2.0 Tech Preview 2

Recently, we announced our second milestone release of Rancher 2.0 Tech Preview 2. This includes the possibility to add custom nodes (nodes that are already provisioned with a Linux operating system and Docker) by running a generated docker run command to launch the rancher/agent container, or by connecting over SSH to that node. In this post, we will explore how we can automate the generation of the command to add nodes using the docker runcommand.

event February 13, 2018
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Rancher 2.0 to Work with Amazon EKS

Today, Amazon announced a managed Kubernetes service called Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). This means that all three major cloud providers—AWS, Azure, and GCP—now offer managed Kubernetes services. This is great news for Kubernetes users. Even though users always have the option to stand up their own Kubernetes clusters, and new tools like Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) make that process even easier, cloud-managed Kubernetes installations should be the best choice for the majority of Kubernetes users.

event November 29, 2017
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Announcing RKE, a Lightweight Kubernetes Installer

Today, we are announcing a new open-source project called the Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE), our new Kubernetes installer. RKE is extremely simple, lightning fast, and works everywhere. Why a new Kubernetes installer? In the last two years, Rancher has become one of the most popular ways to stand up and manage Kubernetes clusters. Users love Rancher as a Kubernetes installer because it is very easy to use. Rancher fully automates etcd, the Kubernetes master, and worker node operations.

event November 29, 2017
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An Introduction to Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE)

Installing Kubernetes can be one of the toughest problems for operations and DevOps. Learn more about Rancher's lightweight tool for installing Kubernetes.

event November 29, 2017
timer Read Time: 7 minutes


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