Overview of Deployment on an Existing Kubernetes Cluster

Instructions for installing Kubeflow on your existing Kubernetes cluster with a list of supported options

Instructions for installing Kubeflow on an existing Kubernetes cluster. Some cloud providers and Kubernetes distributions have Kubeflow specific instructions for getting the most out of their Kubernetes. If your existing Kubernetes cluster is from one of them, consider following those instructions.

Minimum system requirements

Your Kubernetes cluster must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Your cluster must include at least one worker node with a minimum of:

    • 4 CPU
    • 50 GB storage
    • 12 GB memory
  • The recommended Kubernetes version is 1.14. Kubeflow has been validated and tested on Kubernetes 1.14.

    • Your cluster must run at least Kubernetes version 1.11.
    • Older versions of Kubernetes may not be compatible with the latest Kubeflow versions. The following matrix provides information about compatibility between Kubeflow and Kubernetes versions.
  • You need a default StorageClass with a dynamic volume provisioner. For more information, refer to this guide.

Kubernetes Versions Kubeflow 0.4 Kubeflow 0.5 Kubeflow 0.6 Kubeflow 0.7 Kubeflow 1.0 Kubeflow 1.1
1.11 compatible compatible incompatible incompatible incompatible incompatible
1.12 compatible compatible incompatible incompatible incompatible incompatible
1.13 compatible compatible incompatible incompatible incompatible incompatible
1.14 compatible compatible compatible compatible compatible compatible
1.15 incompatible compatible compatible compatible compatible compatible
1.16 incompatible incompatible incompatible incompatible compatible compatible
1.17 incompatible incompatible incompatible incompatible no known issues no known issues
1.18 incompatible incompatible incompatible incompatible no known issues no known issues
  • incompatible: the combination does not work at all
  • compatible: all Kubeflow features have been tested and verified for the Kubernetes version
  • no known issues: the combination has not been fully tested but there are no reported issues

Kubeflow deployment configuration

The following table lists the options for installing Kubeflow on an existing Kubernetes cluster and links to detailed instructions. These solutions are vendor-neutral and are governed by consensus within the Kubeflow community.

Deployment config Description
kfctl_k8s_istio.yaml This config creates a vanilla deployment of Kubeflow with all its core components without any external dependencies. The deployment can be customized based on your environment needs.
Follow instructions: Kubeflow Deployment with kfctl_k8s_istio
kfctl_istio_dex.yaml This config creates a Kubeflow deployment with all its core components, and uses Dex and Istio for vendor-neutral authentication.
Follow instructions: Multi-user, auth-enabled Kubeflow with kfctl_istio_dex