Install Seldon-Core

You will need a kubernetes cluster with version >=1.12

To install seldon-core on a Kubernetes cluster you have several choices:

We presently support Helm and Kustomize.

Seldon Core Helm Install

First install Helm. When helm is installed you can deploy the seldon controller to manage your Seldon Deployment graphs.

helm install seldon-core-operator --name seldon-core --repo --set usageMetrics.enabled=true --namespace seldon-system

For the unreleased 0.5.0 version you would need to install 0.5.0-SNAPSHOT to test:

helm install seldon-core-operator --name seldon-core --repo --set usageMetrics.enabled=true --namespace seldon-system --version 0.5.0-SNAPSHOT


  • You can use --namespace to install the seldon-core controller to a particular namespace but we recommend seldon-system.
  • For full configuration options see here

Install with cert-manager

You can follow the cert manager docmentation to install it

You can then install seldon-core with:

helm install seldon-core-operator --name seldon-core --repo --set usageMetrics.enabled=true --namespace seldon-system --version 0.5.0-SNAPSHOT --set certManager.enabled=true

Ingress Support

For particular ingresses we support you can inform the controller it should activate processing for them.

  • Ambassador
    • add --set ambassador.enabled=true : The controller will add annotations to services it creates so Ambassador can pick them up and wire an endpoint for your deployments.
  • Istio Gateway
    • add --set istio.enabled=true : The controller will create virtual services and destination rules to wire up endpoints in your istio ingress gateway.

Install an Ingress Gateway

We presently support two API Ingress Gateways

Install Ambassador

We suggest you install the official helm chart. At present we recommend 0.40.2 version due to issues with grpc in the latest.

helm install stable/ambassador --name ambassador --set crds.keep=false

Install Istio Ingress Gateway

If you are using istio then the controller will create virtual services for an istio gateway. By default it will assume the gateway seldon-gateway as the name of the gateway. To change the default gateway add --set istio.gateway=XYZ when installing the seldon-core-operator.

Seldon Core Kustomize Install

The Kustomize installation can be found in the /operator/config folder of the repo. You should copy this template to your own kustomize location for editing.

To use the template directly there is a Makefile which has a set of useful commands:

Install cert-manager

make install-cert-manager

Install Seldon using cert-manager to provide certificates.

make deploy

Install Seldon with provided certificates in config/cert/

make deploy-cert

Other Options

GCP MarketPlace

If you have a Google Cloud Platform account you can install via the GCP Marketplace.

Upgrading from Previous Versions

See our upgrading notes