Installation options

Arvados components run on GNU/Linux systems, and supports multiple cloud operating stacks. Arvados supports Debian and derivatives such as Ubuntu, as well as Red Hat and derivatives such as CentOS. Although Arvados development is sponsored by Veritas Genetics which offers commercial support, Arvados is Free Software and we encourage self supported/community supported installations.

Arvados components can be installed and configured in a number of different ways.

Appropriate for
Ease of setup Multiuser/networked access Workflow Development and Testing Large Scale Production Development of Arvados Arvados System Testing
Arvados-in-a-box (arvbox) Easy no yes no yes yes
Arvados on Kubernetes Easy 1 yes yes 2 no 2 no yes
Manual installation Complicated yes yes yes no no
Arvados Playground hosted by Veritas Genetics N/A 3 yes yes no no no
Cluster Operation Subscription supported by Veritas Genetics N/A 3 yes yes yes yes yes
  • 1 Assumes a Kubernetes cluster is available
  • 2 Arvados on Kubernetes is under development and not yet ready for production use
  • 3 No installation necessary, Veritas Genetics run and managed

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