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Version: v2.7

Setting Up an In-tree VMware vSphere Cloud Provider

To set up the in-tree VMware vSphere cloud provider, follow these steps while creating the vSphere cluster in Rancher:

  1. Set Cloud Provider option to Custom or Custom (In-Tree).

  2. Click on Edit as YAML

  3. Insert the following structure to the pre-populated cluster YAML. This structure must be placed under rancher_kubernetes_engine_config. Note that the name must be set to vsphere.

    name: vsphere
    [Insert provider configuration]

Rancher uses RKE (the Rancher Kubernetes Engine) to provision Kubernetes clusters. Refer to the vSphere configuration reference in the RKE documentation for details about the properties of the vsphereCloudProvider directive.