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Deploy an external model

You can deploy external (remote) models using either of the following methods:

After you deploy, you can use the MLOps agent to monitor the external deployment.

Deploy an external model package

This section outlines how to create a deployment with a model package for an external (remote) model. Before proceeding, make sure you have registered your external model package in the Model Registry.

Note

To send predictions, first configure the MLOps agent. Reference the agent's internal documentation for configuration information.

  1. Navigate to Model Registry > Model Packages and select Deploy from the action menu for the external model package you wish to deploy.

  2. Add deployment information and complete the deployment.

Once you create an external deployment, there are two options for additional configuration. You can:

If you add prediction data for scoring in the Predictions tab, you must include the required features for times series predictions in the prediction dataset:

  • Forecast Distance: Supplied by DataRobot when you download the .mlpkg file.
  • dr_forecast_point: Supplied by DataRobot when you download the .mlpkg file.
  • Datetime_column_name: Defines the date/time feature to use for time-stamping prediction rows.
  • Series_column_name: Defines the feature (series ID) used for multiseries deployments (if applicable).

Deploy an external model by uploading training data

This section explains how to upload the training data for a model that made predictions in the past. Uploading the historical predictions directly to the deployment inventory enables you to analyze data drift and accuracy statistics in the past. Instrument the external deployment with the MLOps agent to monitor future predictions and add additional historical prediction data after deployment.

To create a deployment with training data:

  1. Navigate to Deployments and click the + Add deployment link.

  2. Under the Add a training dataset header, select browse and select Local File to upload your XLSX, CSV, or TXT formatted training data. You can also select training data from the AI Catalog.

  3. After selecting your training dataset, provide information about the model that used the training data. Once completed, select Continue to deployment details to further configure the deployment.

  4. Add deployment information and complete the deployment.

Once you create an external deployment, there are two options for additional configuration. You can upload historical prediction data to the deployment to analyze data drift and accuracy in the past. You can also instrument the deployment with the MLOps agent to monitor future predictions. To do so, navigate to the Predictions tab to access the monitoring snippet.


Updated January 7, 2022
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