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KubeDL dashboard consists of a frontend and a backend. Below documentation describes how to build and run them.


  • NodeJS > 10
  • Go > 1.12

Deployment Guide

Deploy the KubeDL Dashboard

kubectl apply -f console/dashboard.yaml

This will create a kubedl-dashboard Deployment, its Service, and a ConfigMap in the kubedl-system namespace.

The dashboard will list nodes. Hence, its service account requires the list node permission.

Access the Dashboard

You can access the dashboard by the ClusterIP or LoadBalancer IP or Ingress depending on your own usage.

For example, check the dashboard endpoint by inspecting the service object and you can find the access endpoint.

 kubectl describe service kubedl-dashboard-service -n kubedl-system

Access the Dashboard over SSH

If the dashboard is deployed on a remote machine that requires SSH to access. On your local machine, run:

ssh -L 9090:localhost:9090 user@

This will send any browser connection to port 9090 on your local machine(i.e. your laptop), over ssh to the remote machine ( Once there, it will continue to localhost (the remote machine), port 9090.

Then, on the remote machine, run

 kubectl port-forward deployment/kubedl-dashboard -n kubedl-system 9090:9090

This will forward any connections to localhost:9090 (the remote machine you ssh to) to the kubedl-dashboard deployment in Kuberenetes at port 9090

In summary, the connection flow is like below:

Browser -> Local Machine (e.g. your laptop), port 9090 -> Remote Machine, port 9090 -> kubectl forward -> The running dashboard pod, port 9090

Development Guide

Build the KubeDL Dashboard Image

docker build . -t kubedl/dashboard:0.1.0 -f Dockerfile.dashboard

Build Backend Server Binary

$ cd console/
$ go build -o backend-server ./backend/cmd/backend-server/main.go

Run Backend Server Locally

  1. Create a kubedl-system namespace in your Kubernetes if not existing, this is required to create system-level ConfigMaps.
  2. Make sure the backend-server uses a KUBECONFIG that has permission to create ConfigMap.
  3. Run backend server with no authentication (default mode).
    export KUBECONFIG=<path/to/your/kubeconfig> && ./backend-server

Optional Settings

  1. Default Training Container Images

    You can set the default container images for submitting the training jobs through dashboard by creating a ConfigMap named kubedl-dashboard-config in kubedl-system namespace as below:

     apiVersion: v1
    kind: ConfigMap
    namespace: kubedl-system
    name: kubedl-dashboard-config #
    images: '{
    "here set your default container image",
  2. Authentication

    By default, the backend-server has no authentication. Optionally, you can enable authentication using ConfigMap. That is, use username and password defined in ConfigMap and to login.

    The backend-server needs to start as ./backend-server --authentication-mode=config. For example, create a ConfigMap like below:

    apiVersion: v1
    kind: ConfigMap
    namespace: kubedl-system
    name: kubedl-dashboard-config
    users: '[

    When login to the frontend, use admin for username and 123456 for password to login.

Run Frontend

  1. Go to the frontend root dir.

    cd frontend/
  2. Install dependencies

    yarn install
  3. Start Frontend Server

    yarn start

Optional: Set backend server address

  1. Use below config to set the backend-server address.

    Path: console/frontend/config/config.js

      proxy: [
    target: "http://localhost:9090",

Change the target to your own backend server address. By default, it is localhost:9090.

Editor Tool Recommandation

VSCode + ESlint(Plugin)

VSCode Configuration:

"": "onSave",
"eslint.format.enable": true,
"editor.formatOnSave": true,
"editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
"source.fixAll.eslint": true

Check code style

npm run lint

You can also use script to auto fix some lint error:

npm run lint:fix

Test code

npm test