Skip to main content
Version: v2.9 (Preview)

Cluster Configuration

After you provision a Kubernetes cluster using Rancher, you can still edit options and settings for the cluster.

For information on editing cluster membership, go to this page.

Cluster Configuration References

The cluster configuration options depend on the type of Kubernetes cluster:

Cluster Management Capabilities by Cluster Type

The options and settings available for an existing cluster change based on the method that you used to provision it.

The following table summarizes the options and settings available for each cluster type:

ActionRancher Launched Kubernetes ClustersEKS, GKE and AKS Clusters1Other Hosted Kubernetes ClustersNon-EKS or GKE Registered Clusters
Using kubectl and a kubeconfig file to Access a Cluster
Managing Cluster Members
Editing and Upgrading Clusters2
Managing Nodes3
Managing Persistent Volumes and Storage Classes
Managing Projects, Namespaces and Workloads
Using App Catalogs
Configuring Tools (Alerts, Notifiers, Monitoring, Logging, Istio)
Running Security Scans
Ability to rotate certificates
Ability to backup and restore Rancher-launched clusters4
Cleaning Kubernetes components when clusters are no longer reachable from Rancher
Configuring Pod Security Policies
  1. Registered EKS, GKE and AKS clusters have the same options available as EKS, GKE and AKS clusters created from the Rancher UI. The difference is that when a registered cluster is deleted from the Rancher UI, it is not destroyed.

  2. Cluster configuration options can't be edited for registered clusters, except for K3s and RKE2 clusters.

  3. For registered cluster nodes, the Rancher UI exposes the ability to cordon, drain, and edit the node.

  4. For registered clusters using etcd as a control plane, snapshots must be taken manually outside of the Rancher UI to use for backup and recovery.