Installing WML Accelerator

IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator consists of several components. Follow these steps to install all of the components that make up WML Accelerator. If you want to install WML Accelerator and WML or IBM Watson Studio, see: Installing IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator with WML or Watson Studio on IBM Cloud Pak for Data 3.0.1.

About this task

Only the most current level of each release of IBM Watson Machine Learning Accelerator should be installed, where version numbers are in the format version.release.modification.

Before you begin
  1. Ensure that your system meets all requirements:Hardware and software requirements.
  2. Ensure that you have set up your system: Set up your system.
  3. To create an instance group using the templates provided, make sure to configure a pluggable authentication module (PAM), like LDAP, for user authentication: Configuring user authentication for PAM and default clients. LDAP is required to enable impersonation with authentication for LDAP or OS execution users. User authentication can be handled by PAM, otherwise, the cluster administrator must add each user to WML Accelerator.
Steps:

Procedure

  1. Log in to the host as root or as a user with sudo permissions.
  2. Download the appropriate WML Accelerator install package on the master host.
    If you are entitled to the packages, download it from Passport Advantage Online or Entitled Systems Support (ESS). If you want to evaluate the product, download the evaluation packages from the WML Accelerator 1.2.2 Evaluation page.

    You must untar the WML Accelerator package (wmla-1.2.2_.tar.gz) to get the WML Accelerator install package.

  3. Set the EGO_TOP environment variable to be the path where you will install IBM Spectrum Conductorâ„¢ Deep Learning Impact. If not set, the default is /opt/ibm/spectrumcomputing.
  4. Extract the component packages.
    1. Log in to the master host with root or sudo to root permission.
    2. Run the WML Accelerator install package to extract the install files:
      Entitled version
      On Power:
      • To extract the install files to the current directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-1.2.2_ppc64le.bin
      • To extract the install files to a different directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-1.2.2_ppc64le.bin --extract extract_directory
      On x86:
      • To extract the install files to the current directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-1.2.2_x86_64.bin
      • To extract the install files to a different directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-1.2.2_x86_64.bin --extract extract_directory
      Evaluation version
      On Power:
      • To extract the install files to the current directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-eval-1.2.2_ppc64le.binn
      • To extract the install files to a different directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-eval-1.2.2_ppc64le.bin --extract extract_directory
      On x86:
      • To extract the install files to the current directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-eval-1.2.2_x86_64.binn
      • To extract the install files to a different directory, run:
        sh ibm-wmla-eval-1.2.2_x86_64.bin --extract extract_directory
      Note: WML CE 1.7.0 and the WML Accelerator license will be installed to $EGO_TOP/ibm-wmla/1.2.2/license. The default install location for IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact and IBM Spectrum Conductor is /opt/ibm/spectrumcomputing.
  5. The WML Accelerator license panel is displayed. Review the license terms and accept the license.
  6. Configure the system for IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact: Configure a system for IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact.
  7. Install IBM Spectrum Conductor by following the instructions in one of these topics, depending on your environment:
  8. Entitle IBM Spectrum Conductor: Entitle IBM Spectrum Conductor.
  9. Install IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact: Install IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact.
  10. Configure IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact: Configure IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact.
  11. Apply any available fixes from Fix Central:
    1. Obtain the tools that are required to get the fix. If it is not installed, obtain your product update installer. You can download the installer from Fix Central: http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral.
      This site provides download, installation, and configuration instructions for the update installer.
      Note: For more information about how to obtain software fixes, from the Fix Central page, click Getting started with Fix Central, then click the Software tab.
    2. Under Find product, type WML Accelerator in the Product selector field.
    3. Select WML Accelerator. For Installed version, select All. For Platform, select the appropriate platform or select All, then click Continue.
    4. Identify and select the fix that is required, then click Continue.
    5. Click the readme link and review the readme file for instructions to apply the fix and other important information.
    6. Download the fix; ensuring that the name of the maintenance file is not changed, either intentionally or by the web browser or download utility.
    7. Use the information in the readme file to apply the fix.

Results

Notes:
  • Before adding any hosts to the cluster, you must manually install the WML Accelerator license conda package and accept the license on the management or compute host that is being added to the cluster. See this topic for instructions: Installing the WML Accelerator license on an additional node.
  • When installing IBM Spectrum Conductor on a compute node, do not add it to cluster until after installing IBM Spectrum Conductor Deep Learning Impact on the compute node.