So if I’m reading the page Setting up Kubernetes Clusters in Rancher correctly, I will not have a few of the abilities at the bottom of the table if I import a vanilla on-prem virtual machine k8s.io cluster into Rancher?
Will I have full compatibility if I install vanilla k8s.io kubernetes if it’s done through rancher? (I’m not limited to deploying RKE1/RKE2 in rancher?)
12/19/2022, 10:40 PM
You can import any cluster into Rancher
You can also provision downstream clusters using rancher. If the control-plane is hosted by a cloud-provider (gke/aks/eks) then that counts as provisioned. If you want to provision to bare-metal nodes, then you must use RKE, RKE2, or K3s.
Internally and historically we have referred to things as “provisioned” or “imported”, that page uses “launched” or “registered” for the same meanings.