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Before you begin
This document provides information about setting up Kubeflow in various environments.
It’s important that you have some knowledge of the following systems and tools:
If you plan to deploy Kubeflow on an existing Kubernetes cluster, review these Kubernetes system requirements.
There are various ways to install Kubeflow. Choose one of the following options to suit your environment (desktop or server, existing Kubernetes cluster, or public cloud):
Installing Kubeflow on a desktop or server:
Installing Kubeflow on a existing Kubernetes cluster or a public cloud:
- To install Kubeflow on a Kubernetes cluster, follow the guide to deploying Kubeflow on Kubernetes.
- To use Kubeflow on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Kubernetes Engine (GKE), follow the GCP deployment guide. To use MiniKF (mini Kubeflow) on GCP, follow the MiniKF on GCP guide.
- To use Kubeflow on Amazon Web Services (AWS), follow the AWS deployment guide.
- To use Kubeflow on Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), follow the AKS deployment guide.
- To use Kubeflow on IBM Cloud Private (ICP), follow the ICP deployment guide.
Configuration quick reference
Below is a matrix of the platforms where you can deploy Kubeflow and the corresponding manifest files that specify the default configuration for each platform. The matrix shows the same manifests as the installation guides. The matrix is therefore an alternative way of accessing the information in the installation section above.
|Deployment platform||Manifest||Deployment guide|
|Existing Kubernetes cluster using a standard Kubeflow installation||kfctl_k8s_istio.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
|Existing Kubernetes cluster using Dex for authentication||kfctl_existing_arrikto.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS) using the standard setup||kfctl_aws.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
|Amazon Web Services (AWS) with authentication||kfctl_aws_cognito.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
|Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with basic authentication||kfctl_gcp_basic_auth.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
|Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy (Cloud IAP)||kfctl_gcp_iap.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
|IBM Cloud Private||kfctl_k8s_istio.0.7.1.yaml||Docs|
Installing command line tools
The following information is useful if you need or prefer to use command line tools for deploying and managing Kubeflow:
Download the kfctl binary from the Kubeflow releases page.
Follow the kubectl installation and setup instructions from the Kubernetes documentation. As described in the Kubernetes documentation, your kubectl version must be within one minor version of the Kubernetes version that you use in your Kubeflow cluster.
Follow the kustomize installation and setup instructions from the guide to kustomize in Kubeflow.
See the Kubeflow troubleshooting guide.
- Read the documentation for in-depth instructions on using Kubeflow.
- Explore the tutorials and codelabs for learning and trying out Kubeflow.
- Build machine-learning pipelines with the Kubeflow Pipelines SDK.
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