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Review and add prediction environments

On the Prediction Environments page, you can review the DataRobot prediction environments available to you and create external prediction environments for both DataRobot models running on the Portable Prediction Server and remote models monitored by the monitoring agent.

Review DataRobot prediction environments

While you can't create DataRobot prediction environments, you can still view them on the Prediction Environments tab. Review the DataRobot prediction environments available to your organization by locating the environments with DataRobot in the Platform column:

These prediction environments are created by DataRobot and cannot be configured; however, you can deploy models to these prediction environments from this page.

Availability information

If you have Real-time predictions on DataRobot serverless prediction environments enabled, you can create DataRobot prediction environments. This feature is off by default. Contact your DataRobot representative or administrator for information on enabling it.

Feature flag: Enable Real-time (Interactive) Predictions on K8s Prediction Environments, Enable Real-time GenAI Predictions on K8s Prediction Environments

Add a new prediction environment

You can create, manage, and share external prediction environments across DataRobot. This allows you to specify the prediction environments used for both DataRobot models running on the Portable Prediction Server and remote models monitored by the monitoring agent.

Availability information

The monitoring agent in DataRobot is a preview feature, on by default.

Feature flags: Disable the Monitoring Agent in DataRobot

The monitoring agent typically runs outside of DataRobot, reporting metrics from a configured spooler populated by calls to the DataRobot MLOps library in the external model's code. Now available for public preview, you can run the monitoring agent inside DataRobot by creating an external prediction environment with an external spooler's credentials and configuration details.

To create a prediction environment:

  1. Click Prediction Environments and then click Add prediction environment.

  2. In the Add prediction environment dialog box, complete the following fields:

    Field Description
    Name Enter a descriptive prediction environment name.
    Description (Optional) Enter a description of the external prediction environment.
    Platform Select the external platform on which the model is running and making predictions.
  3. Under Supported model formats, select one or more formats to control which models can be deployed to the prediction environment, either manually or using the management agent. The available model formats are DataRobot or DataRobot Scoring Code only, External Model, and Custom Model.


    You cannot select both DataRobot and DataRobot Scoring Code only.

  4. Under Managed by, select one of the following:

    Option Description
    Self-managed Manually manage models on your infrastructure and report data manually to DataRobot.
    Managed by Management Agent Manage models with the management agent on your own infrastructure.
    Managed by DataRobot Manage models with the management agent inside DataRobot. This option is only available if the Platform selected is Azure—a premium feature—or Snowflake or Amazon Web Services (AWS)—both preview features.
  5. (Optional) To run the monitoring agent in DataRobot, under Monitoring settings, select a Queue:

    The default setting is No Queue.

    Select the AWS S3 Credentials for your Amazon SQS spooler and configure the following Amazon SQS fields:

    Field Description
    Region Select the AWS region used for the queue.
    SQS Queue URL Select the URL of the SQS queue used for the spooler.
    Visibility timeout (Optional) The visibility timeout before the message is deleted from the queue. This is an Amazon SQS configuration not specific to the monitoring agent.

    After you configure the Queue settings you can provide any Environment variables accepted by the Amazon SQS spooler. For more information, see the Amazon SQS spooler reference.

    Select the GCP Credentials for your Google Pub/Sub spooler and configure the following Google Pub/Sub fields:

    Field Description
    Pub/Sub project Select the Pub/Sub project used by the spooler.
    Pub/Sub topic Select the Pub/Sub topic used by the spooler; this should be the topic name within the project, not the fully qualified topic name path that includes the project ID.
    Pub/Sub subscription Select the Pub/Sub subscription name of the subscription used by the spooler.
    Pub/Sub acknowledgment deadline (Optional) Enter the amount of time (in seconds) for subscribers to process and acknowledge messages in the queue.

    After you configure the Queue settings you can provide any Environment variables accepted by the Google Pub/Sub spooler. For more information, see the Google Cloud Pub/Sub spooler reference.

    Select the Azure Service Principal Credentials for your Azure Event Hubs spooler and configure the Azure Subscription and Azure Resource Group fields accessible using the provided Credentials:

    Azure Service Principal credentials required

    DataRobot management of Scoring Code in AzureML requires existing Azure Service Principal Credentials. If you don't have existing credentials, the Azure Service Principal credentials required alert appears, directing you to Go to Credentials to create Azure Service Principal credentials.

    To create the required credentials, for Credential type, select Azure Service Principal. Then, enter a Client ID, Client Secret, Azure Tenant ID, and a Display name. To validate and save the credentials, click Save and sign in.

    You can find these IDs and the display name on Azure's App registrations > Overview tab (1). You can generate secrets on the App registration > Certificates and secrets tab(2):

    Next, configure the following Azure Event Hubs fields:

    Field Description
    Event Hubs Namespace Select a valid Event Hubs namespace retrieved from the Azure Subscription ID.
    Event Hub Instance Select an Event Hubs instance within your namespace for monitoring data.

    After you configure the Queue settings, you can provide any additional Environment variables to the agent.

  6. Once you configure the environment settings, click Add environment.

    The environment is now available from the Prediction environments page.

Updated May 16, 2024