Deploy Charmed Kubeflow to EKS

Welcome to the Deploy Charmed Kubeflow to EKS guide. This how-to guide will take you through the steps of deploying Kubeflow to an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) cluster. From an architectural point of view, we will spin up an EKS cluster on AWS cloud using eksctl on our local machine. Then with kubectl and juju still on our local machine, we will interact with the cluster to deploy Kubeflow there.



Deploy EKS cluster

See here for a complete guide on how to do exactly that.

Set up Juju

Set up juju on your local machine to access the remote Kubernetes cloud.
  1. Install juju. We use
sudo snap install juju --classic --channel=2.9/stable
  1. Add your EKS cluster as a cloud to Juju (kubeflow cloud name is optional).
juju add-k8s kubeflow --client
  1. Bootstrap a Juju controller (kubeflow-controller controller’s name is optional).
juju bootstrap --no-gui kubeflow kubeflow-controller
  1. Add a Juju model (kubeflow name here is mandatory).
juju add-model kubeflow
  1. Verify that namespace kubeflow exists
kubectl get ns

Deploy Kubeflow bundle

  1. Deploy Charmed Kubeflow bundle with the following command. Note that we are using edge instead of stable due to a known issue with mysql-k8s charm on EKS (and Charmed Kubernetes). The issue has been fixed but the fixed version hasn’t been published yet to stable.
juju deploy kubeflow --channel=1.7/edge --trust
  1. Wait until all charms are in green/active state. You can check the state of the charms with following command. In case you face any issues, refer to the Known issues section below. Keep in mind that oidc-gatekeeper will not have an Active status until we configure it as shown in next steps.
juju status --watch 5s --relations
  1. Make Kubeflow dashboard accessible by configuring its public URL to be the same as the LoadBalancer’s DNS record.
PUBLIC_URL="http://$(kubectl -n kubeflow get svc istio-ingressgateway-workload -o jsonpath='{.status.loadBalancer.ingress[0].hostname}')"

juju config dex-auth public-url=$PUBLIC_URL
juju config oidc-gatekeeper public-url=$PUBLIC_URL
  1. Configure Dex-auth credentials. Feel free to use a different (more secure!) password if you wish.
juju config dex-auth 
juju config dex-auth static-password=user
  1. Navigate to the PUBLIC_URL printed above to access Kubeflow dashboard. You should first see the Dex login screen. Once logged in with the credentials set above, you should now see the Kubeflow “Welcome” page.

Known issues

kfp-api: Workload failed health check

An issue you might have is the kfp-api component being stuck with a status of maintenance and a message “Workload failed health check”. You can verify the workload state by running the following:

juju ssh kfp-api/0 "PEBBLE_SOCKET=/charm/containers/ml-pipeline-api-server/pebble.socket /charm/bin/pebble services"
Service                 Startup  Current   Since
ml-pipeline-api-server  enabled  inactive  -

If the service is inactive like shown above, you might need to manually start it:

juju ssh kfp-api/0 "PEBBLE_SOCKET=/charm/containers/ml-pipeline-api-server/pebble.socket /charm/bin/pebble replan"

This is a known issue, see kfp-api GitHub issue for more info.

Advise here in case you come up with issues that haven’t been observed though on EKS.

Clean up resources

For EKS clean up, refer to the guide mentioned here. In order to clean up juju, run the following:

juju unregister kubeflow-controller
juju remove-cloud kubeflow

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