Installing the AdaptDL Scheduler

This page shows how to install the AdaptDL scheduler on an existing Kubernetes instance. If you do not have a running Kubernetes instance, you may refer to other pages to deploy a single-node MicroK8s instance, or to provision an auto-scaling cluster on EKS.


The following instructions assume kubectl (installation instructions) and helm (installation instructions) are installed locally and configured with administrator access to an existing Kubernetes instance.

Install the AdaptDL Helm Chart

The AdaptDL scheduler can be installed in just one command using Helm:

$ helm install adaptdl adaptdl-sched --repo \
  --namespace adaptdl --create-namespace --set docker-registry.enabled=true

The above command installs Kubernetes deployments for the AdaptDL scheduler service, as well as a Docker registry. The Docker registry is used to store intermediate Docker images when submitting jobs with the AdaptDL CLI.


The Docker registry installed with the AdaptDL scheduler is insecure. Please install an alternative secure registry for serious use! The included Docker registry may be disabled by omitting the --set docker-registry.enabled=true option, and then the AdaptDL CLI may be configured to use the alternative secure registry.


If installing AdaptDL together with the insecure registry, you may need to first install the Helm stable repository with the helm repo add stable command.

Check that the AdaptDL scheduler and Docker registry are running:

$ kubectl get pods -n adaptdl

Example output:

adaptdl-adaptdl-sched-7d8b689f45-9ds8h   3/3     Running            0          2m37s
adaptdl-registry-7f45598964-t8df6        1/1     Running            0          2m37s

Next Steps

Once the AdaptDL scheduler is installed and running, you may run AdaptDL jobs using the AdaptDL CLI.