Rancher is a complete container management platform for Kubernetes, giving you the tools to successfully run Kubernetes anywhere.
Rancher can provision Kubernetes from a hosted provider, provision compute nodes and then install Kubernetes onto them, or import existing Kubernetes clusters running anywhere.
One Rancher server installation can manage thousands of Kubernetes clusters and thousands of nodes from the same user interface.
Rancher adds significant value on top of Kubernetes, first by centralizing authentication and role-based access control (RBAC) for all of the clusters, giving global admins the ability to control cluster access from one location.
It then enables detailed monitoring and alerting for clusters and their resources, ships logs to external providers, and integrates directly with Helm via the Application Catalog. If you have an external CI/CD system, you can plug it into Rancher, but if you don’t, Rancher even includes a pipeline engine to help you automatically deploy and upgrade workloads.
This article is about how to use Helm to deploy Rancher on Kubernetes (K8S).
Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
For more information about installing and using Kubernetes (K8s), see the Kubernetes (K8s) Docs.
Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
For more information about installing and using Helm, see the Helm Docs.
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Install by Helm
Helm install rancher into cattle-system namespace.
See Helm release about rancher.
helm list --namespace cattle-system
See pods about rancher.
kubectl get pods -n cattle-system
Then, you can visit Rancher Web UI with https://