Install Locally (Quickstart)¶
This page describes how to deploy and interact with a
locally. This can be useful for testing, demos, and development purposes, but
is not a normal method of deployment.
If you’re a user connecting to an existing
you may want to start at Usage instead.
Dask-Gateway can be installed with
pip. It’s composed of two packages:
dask-gateway-server: the gateway server. Administrators usually install this once on a cluster.
dask-gateway: the client library. Users only need this library to use a running Gateway.
Install with conda
$ conda install -c conda-forge dask-gateway dask-gateway-server
Install with pip
$ pip install dask-gateway dask-gateway-server
Start the gateway server¶
To start the Gateway server, run:
dask-gateway locally with the default configuration. This uses:
UnsafeLocalClusterManagerto manage local clusters without any process isolation
DummyAuthenticatorto authenticate users using a simple and insecure authentication scheme
Both of these options are insecure and not-advised for any real-world deployments. They are perfectly fine for testing and experimentation though.
Connect to the gateway server¶
To connect to the gateway, create a
Gateway client with the URL output
above. By default this is
>>> from dask_gateway import Gateway >>> gateway = Gateway("http://127.0.0.1:8000") >>> gateway Gateway<http://127.0.0.1:8000>
To check that everything is setup properly, query the gateway server to see any existing clusters (should be an empty list).
>>> gateway.list_clusters() 
Interact with the gateway server¶
At this point you can use the
Gateway client to interact with the
gateway server. You can use the client to create new clusters and interact with
existing clusters. We direct you to the Usage documentation for more
information, starting from the Create a new cluster section.
Shutdown the gateway server¶
When you’re done with local usage, you’ll want to shutdown the Dask-Gateway
server. To do this,
Ctrl-C in the same terminal you started the process in.
Note that any active clusters will also be shutdown.