Totally lost Newbie

I am following the Rancher Academy Certified Rancher Operator: Level 1 course, I am trying to make sense to all the info and steps.

It’s an on-premises lab, all are NAT IPs range 192.168.0.*/24

Installing rancher with Docker just works, easy to accomplish, but I am struggling to understand Installing Rancher with RKE

Managed to create the RKE cluster and in the same VM installed rancher own generated certificates option, following the labs in the course, everything seems working, however, I cannot access rancher site

Do I need to implement a separated layer load balancer for accessing rancher site?

Deployed a VM with Nginx as Layer 4 LB, configured as per Rancher documentation created a DNS registry for my local lab entry in my DC

Now working!!