Rancher is an open source container management platform.


To install rancher, you need to install docker. Once you have docker installed and running, run

docker run -d --restart=unless-stopped -p 80:80 -p 443:443 --privileged rancher/rancher

Now you will be able to access your Rancher installation at


On your first visit, you will be asked to set password for user “admin”.

Newer version of rancher use lot more memory than it used to be. It overloaded AWS t2.micro instance with 1 GB RAM, 1 VCPU, 2 GB swap.



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