Installing Kubeflow with Charmed Operators
This guide outlines the steps you need to install and deploy Kubeflow with Charmed Operators and Juju on any conformant Kubernetes, including Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), OpenShift, and any kubeadm-deployed cluster (provided that you have access to it via
1. Install the Juju client
On Linux, install
juju via snap with the following command:
snap install juju --classic
2. Connect Juju to your Kubernetes cluster
To operate workloads in your Kubernetes cluster with Juju, you have to add the cluster to the list of clouds in Juju via the
If your Kubernetes config file is in the default location (such as
~/.kube/config on Linux) and you only have one cluster, you can simply run:
juju add-k8s myk8s
If your kubectl config file contains multiple clusters, you can specify the appropriate one by name:
juju add-k8s myk8s --cluster-name=foo
Finally, to use a different config file, you can set the
KUBECONFIG environment variable to point to the relevant file. For example:
KUBECONFIG=path/to/file juju add-k8s myk8s
For more details, go to the official Juju documentation.
3. Create a controller
To operate workloads on your Kubernetes cluster, Juju uses controllers. You can create a controller with the
juju bootstrap myk8s my-controller
This command will create a couple of pods under the
my-controller namespace. You can see your controllers with the
juju controllers command.
You can read more about controllers in the Juju documentation.
4. Create a model
A model in Juju is a blank canvas where your operators will be deployed, and it holds a 1:1 relationship with a Kubernetes namespace.
You can create a model and give it a name, e.g.
kubeflow, with the
add-model command, and you will also be creating a Kubernetes namespace of the same name:
juju add-model kubeflow
You can list your models with the
juju models command.
5. Deploy Kubeflow
Once you have a model, you can simply
juju deploy any of the provided Kubeflow bundles into your cluster. For the Kubeflow lite bundle, run:
juju deploy kubeflow-lite
and your Kubeflow installation should begin!
You can observe your Kubeflow deployment getting spun-up with the command:
watch -c juju status --color
6. Set URL in authentication methods
Finally, you need to enable your Kubeflow dashboard access. Provide the dashboard’s public URL to dex-auth and oidc-gatekeeper as follows:
juju config dex-auth public-url=http://<URL> juju config oidc-gatekeeper public-url=http://<URL>
where in place of
<URL> you should use the hostname that the Kubeflow dashboard responds to.
For more documentation, visit the Charmed Kubeflow website.
If you have any issues or questions, feel free to create a GitHub issue here.
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