Questions on Rancher

I am looking to finding a way to manage reliably my docker services. Right now I only have one machine running a few containers but the problem I ran into is that the automatic reverse proxy nginx-proxy (jwilder version) tends to act up right after a machine reboot and causes all other containers to be unreachable.

One thing i have read is that it appears Rancher has integrated HAProxy into it and allows for easier reverse proxy and load balancing from the UI. Is this a correct understanding? Or am I mistaking?


in cattle environment you have a haproxy integrated. you can configure it through rancher ui.
But in order to load balance trafic between two rancher nodes - in order to avoid downtime - you need an external load balancer.