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Version: v0.3

Creating an RKE2 Kubernetes Cluster

Users can now provision RKE2 Kubernetes clusters on top of the Harvester cluster in Rancher v2.6.1+ using the built-in Harvester node driver.


  • Harvester RKE2 node driver is in tech preview.
  • VLAN network is required for Harvester node driver.

Create Your Cloud Credentials

  1. Click ☰ > Cluster Management.
  2. Click Cloud Credentials.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Click Harvester.
  5. Enter your cloud credential name
  6. Select "Imported Harvester" or "External Harvester".
  7. Click Create.


Create RKE2 Kubernetes Cluster

Users can create a RKE2 Kubernetes cluster from the Cluster Management page via the RKE2 node driver.

  1. Select Clusters menu.
  2. Click Create button.
  3. Toggle Switch to RKE2/K3s.
  4. Select Harvester node driver.
  5. Select a Cloud Credential.
  6. Enter Cluster Name (required).
  7. Enter Namespace (required).
  8. Enter Image (required).
  9. Enter Network Name (required).
  10. Enter SSH User (required).
  11. Click Create.



RKE2 v1.21.5+rke2r2 or above provides a built-in Harvester Cloud Provider and Guest CSI driver integration.

  • Currently only imported Harvester clusters are supported automatically.