Installing into a cloud environment

Adam can be used to create cloud-based instances and install Anaconda platform components on the nodes.

Currently, Adam fully supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

To use Adam with instances that already exist on Amazon EC2, or with other cloud providers, follow the primary installation instructions.

Refer to the Installation requirements page for more information about system requirements, including networking and security requirements.

Downloading the Adam installer

To download the installer, run one of the commands below on the host machine where you want to manage the Anaconda platform:



curl -LO

Installing Adam

  1. Run the installer, specifying the installation directory:

    bash -b -p ~/adam

    NOTE: Replace ~/adam with the actual installation directory.

  2. Add the adam command to your path by modifying the ~/.bashrc file:

    echo -e '\n# Anaconda Adam\nexport PATH=~/adam/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.bashrc
  3. To activate the changes, source your ~/.bashrc file:

    source ~/.bashrc

Verifying the installation

To verify that the installation succeeded and to create configuration files in ~/.continuum/adam, run the adam command, which outputs the Adam help text:

$ adam
Usage: adam [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  --version                    Show the version and exit.
  -l, --log-level [info|debug|error]
                               Logging level [default: debug]
  -h, --help                   Show this message and exit.

  cmd                   Execute a command on the nodes
  describe              Describe an Adam cluster or profile
  ec2                   EC2 options
  enterprise-notebooks  Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks options
  info                  Display Adam version, system, and
                          license information
  jupyter               Jupyter options
  kubernetes            Kubernetes options
  list                  List Adam clusters and profiles
  platform              Anaconda Platform options
  provision             Provision options
  remove                Remove a cluster
  repository            Anaconda Repository options
  salt                  Execute a Salt module
  scale                 Anaconda Scale options
  ssh                   SSH to one of the nodes (0-based
  up                    Create a cluster from a profile

Installing your Anaconda Enterprise license file

Copy your Anaconda Enterprise license file to any of the following directories:

  • ~/adam/licenses/.
  • ~/.continuum/.
  • Any other directory shown by the command ~/adam/bin/conda info --license.

Adam searches all of these directories for license files named license*.txt.

EXAMPLE: ~/adam/licenses/license_bundle_20170428044737.txt.

Creating an EC2 cluster

  1. Create a file named ~/.aws/credentials that contains your AWS credentials:

    aws_access_key_id = your-access-key
    aws_secret_access_key = your-secret-key
    region = us-east-1

    NOTE: Replace your-access-key, your-secret-key, and us-east-1 with your actual AWS access key ID, your AWS secret access key, and your default region. Region is optional. For more information about configuring your AWS credentials, see the Boto documentation.

  2. Create a cluster on EC2 by running:

    adam ec2 -n mycluster up --keyname my_keypair --keypair ~/.ssh/my_keypair.pem

    NOTE: Replace “mycluster” with the name you wish to give the new cluster. Replace “my_keypair” with the keyname on the EC2 console. Replace ~/.ssh/my_keypair.pem with the path to the keypair that matches the keyname.

    keyname and keypair are required.

    OPTIONAL: You can also specify the AMI, number of nodes, instance types and more. To see the available options, run adam ec2 up --help:

    $ adam ec2 -n cluster up --help
    Usage: adam ec2 up [OPTIONS]
      --keyname TEXT                Keyname on EC2 console
      --keypair PATH                Path to the keypair that
                                      matches the keyname
      --vpc-id TEXT                 EC2 VPC ID
      --subnet-id TEXT              EC2 Subnet ID on the VPC
      --region-name TEXT            AWS region  [default:
      --ami TEXT                    EC2 AMI  [default:
      --username TEXT               User to SSH to the AMI
                                      [default: ubuntu]
      --type TEXT                   EC2 Instance Type
                                      [default: m4.xlarge]
      --count INTEGER               Number of nodes
                                      [default: 4]
      --security-group TEXT         Security Group Name
                                      [default: adam-default]
      --volume-type TEXT            Root volume type
                                      [default: gp2]
      --volume-size INTEGER         Root volume size (GB)
                                      [default: 500]
      -t, --tag TEXT                Extra tags to add to the
      --check-ami / --no-check-ami  Whether or not to check
                                      the AMI  [default: True]
      --provision / --no-provision  Provision salt on the
                                      nodes  [default: True]
      -y, --yes                     Answers yes to questions
      -h, --help                    Show this message and exit.

Installing platform components

After creating or provisioning a cluster, you can install platform components by running:

adam [platform-component] -n [cluster-name] install

EXAMPLE: To install Repository, Enterprise Notebooks, and Scale on a cluster named “cluster”:

$ adam repository -n cluster install
$ adam enterprise-notebooks -n cluster install
$ adam scale -n cluster cluster install
$ adam scale -n cluster dask install

Opening a platform component

To open a platform component’s user interface in your browser, run:

adam [platform-component] -n [cluster-name] open

EXAMPLE: To open Repository and Enterprise Notebooks on a cluster named “cluster”:

$ adam repository -n cluster open
$ adam enterprise-notebooks -n cluster open

For more information see Working with platform components.

Removing an EC2 cluster

To remove an EC2 cluster and terminate the corresponding instances:

  1. Run:

    adam ec2 -n [cluster-name] destroy
  2. When prompted, type y.

EXAMPLE: To remove the cluster named “cluster”:

$ adam ec2 -n cluster destroy
Are you sure you want to destroy the cluster cluster?
[y/N]: y