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curved-daybreak-34183

11/02/2022, 7:03 AM
Hi everyone I have a basic question (new to rancher desktop) I want to install rancher desktop on AWS on an ec2 instance. The documentation says - it requires an x86_64 processor with either AMD-v or VT-x. Does this mean that it can be installed only on bare metal ec2 instances and not on the normal ones (t2.xlarge, m5.large etc.. )
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jolly-forest-99711

11/02/2022, 4:38 PM
What are you planning on using the ec2 instance for? Are you going to be using it as a graphical desktop (I'm not aware of this as a possibility with ec2, but I might not have heard of something)? If not, note that Rancher Desktop's intended use case is development on a graphical desktop. If this isn't what you plan to use Rancher Desktop for, you're better off using something else, like k3s or Rancher.
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curved-daybreak-34183

11/03/2022, 5:27 AM
So the idea is to see if it can be installed on an ec2 instance and then ofcourse in some way try and see if it possible to use it as a graphical desktop. Though I may have other options when setting it up on Linux/Ubuntu, i am trying to explore the ec2 option as well here.
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jolly-forest-99711

11/07/2022, 6:45 PM
Hmm, well if you can get a graphical desktop then you might be able to get RD working on it. As the docs say, you need AMD-v or VT-x. You'd have to check with AWS as to what the specs of their available instances are. Sorry I can't help more
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curved-daybreak-34183

11/08/2022, 6:45 AM
Sure, thanks @jolly-forest-99711 for your inputs!
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jolly-forest-99711

11/08/2022, 5:51 PM
You bet!