Running Rancher Kubernetes Cluster Management on Ubuntu Server 🌱

Installing Docker and Running Rancher

  1. Log into the Ubuntu server
  2. Run the following commands
    # install docker
    curl | sh
    # add the current user to the docker group
    sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
    # reauthenticate for the new group membership to take effect
    su - $USER
    # verify docker is installed and working
    docker version
    # run rancher container
    docker run -d --restart=unless-stopped -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -v /opt/rancher:/var/lib/rancher --privileged rancher/rancher:latest
  3. Open a web browser and navigate to the https://DNSorIP
  4. Accept the certificate warning
  5. When Rancher loads, enter an admin password and re-type to confirm
  6. Select the I'm only going to use the cluster Rancher was installed on option
  7. Click Continue
  8. Welcome to Rancher
  9. Congratulations, you now have a web based UI to deploy and manage docker containers