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Rancher Rke Under The Hood

Rancher Kubernetes Engine#

  • RKE (Rancher Kubernetes Engine) is a CNCF-certified kubernetes distribution
  • Runs entirely with docker containers

RKE uses cluster.yml to define the kubernetes cluster Each cluster.yml represents a seperate kubernetes cluster.

rke up --config cluster.yml


  - address:
    role: [controlplane, etcd, worker]
    user: ubuntu
    hostname_override: node1

Check RKE version

$ rke --version
rke version v0.3.2