Chart version: 1.0.1
Api version: v2
App version: 1.7.2
[MLFlow]( is an open source platform specia...
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Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install mlflow center/larribas/mlflow
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MLFlow is an open source platform specialized in tracking ML experiments, and packaging and deploying ML models.

Current chart version is 1.0.0

Install Chart

To install the MLFlow chart in your Kubernetes cluster, add the larribas repository (see main README), and then run:

helm install --namespace mlflow --name mlflow larribas/airflow

After the installation succeeds, you can get the Chart’s status via:

helm status mlflow

You can delete the Chart anytime via:

helm delete --purge mlflow

Known limitations of this Chart

I’ve created this Chart to use it in a production-ready environment in my company. We are using MLFlow with a Postgres backend store.

Therefore, the following capabilities have been left out of the Chart:

  • Using persistent volumes as a backend store.
  • Using other database engines like MySQL or SQLServer.

I would happily accept contributions to this Chart

Local vs. Remote backend stores

By default, MLFlow will store data and artifacts in the local filesystem. If you’re deploying a production-ready MLFlow cluster, I would recommend you to point your backend store to a remote database.

At the moment, the only database engine supported by this Chart is Postgres. This means you can add the following values:

    username: my_user
    password: my_password
    host: my_host
    port: 5342
    database: my_db

And (provided the right network and security setup) the Chart will work seamlessly with that database.

Supporting other database engine is not in my plans, but if you’re planning to fork this repository and/or contribute to it, this is what you would need to do in order to add support to another DB engine:

  • Fork the repository where the docker image is defined and install the system and python libraries that MLFlow would require to connect to the database.
  • Publish a new docker image with the right dependencies installed.
  • Fork this repository and modify the
    • values.yaml - add configuration for the new engine
    • secret.yaml - add a new secret for your engine
    • deployment.yaml - inject the right secret and pass the right argument to the container

Service Accounts / RBAC

By default, this Chart creates a new ServiceAccount and runs the deployment under it. You can disable this behavior setting serviceAccount.create = false.

Ingress controller

By default, the ingress controller is disabled. You can, however, instruct the Chart to create an Ingress resource for you with the values you specify.

Chart Values

Key Type Default Description
affinity object {}
backendStore object {"filepath":null,"postgres":null} Either a filepath, a database or the default value. At present, postgres is the only database engine supported by the official image. Should you want to connect to any other database, please refer to the README.
backendStore.filepath string nil A local or remote filesystem path (e.g. /mnt/persistent-disk)
backendStore.postgres string nil A map with the values for (username, password, host, port and database).
defaultArtifactRoot string nil A local or remote filepath (e.g. s3://my-bucket). It is mandatory when specifying a database backend store
extraArgs object {} A map of arguments and values to pass to the mlflow server command
fullnameOverride string ""
image.pullPolicy string "IfNotPresent"
image.repository string "larribas/mlflow" The fully qualified name of the docker image to use
image.tag string nil The tag for the repository (e.g. ‘latest’)
imagePullSecrets list []
ingress.annotations object {}
ingress.enabled bool false
ingress.hosts[0].host string "chart-example.local"
ingress.hosts[0].paths list [] A list of objects. Each object should contain a path key, and may contain a serviceNameOverride and a servicePortOverride key. If you do not specify any overrides, the Chart will use the ones for the service it creates automatically. We allow overrides to allow advanced behavior like SSL redirection on the AWS ALB Ingress Controller.
ingress.tls list []
nameOverride string ""
nodeSelector object {}
podSecurityContext object {}
replicaCount int 1
resources object {}
securityContext object {}
service.port int 5000
service.type string "NodePort"
serviceAccount.annotations object {} Annotations to add to the service account
serviceAccount.create bool true Specifies whether a service account should be created string nil The name of the service account to use. If not set and create is true, a name is generated using the fullname template
tolerations list []