1. Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) with ECS Instances


    To create a Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) with ECS (Elastic Compute Service) instances, one would typically need to provision the necessary compute resources and configure them properly for the machine learning tasks at hand. With Pulumi, this process can be automated as infrastructure as code, which provides a clear, declarative, and version-controlled way to manage infrastructure.

    Below, I will walk through the process of setting up the ECS instances using the Alibaba Cloud (aliyun) provider in Pulumi. The Alibaba Cloud ECS instances will serve as the compute resources for the Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI).

    We will create an ECS instance and set some basic configuration such as image, instance type, and associated security groups. Remember to replace placeholders like your_image_id, your_instance_type, and your_security_group_id with actual values from your Alibaba Cloud account.

    Here is the Pulumi program in Python that describes the desired state of our cloud resources:

    import pulumi import pulumi_alicloud as alicloud # Define an ECS instance for the Machine Learning Platform machine_learning_ecs_instance = alicloud.ecs.Instance("MLPAIECSInstance", instance_name="ml-pai-instance", image_id="your_image_id", # Replace with a specific image ID for your ECS instance instance_type="your_instance_type", # Replace with a specific ECS instance type based on your requirements security_groups=["your_security_group_id"], # Replace with a specific security group ID system_disk_category="cloud_ssd", internet_charge_type="PayByTraffic", internet_max_bandwidth_out=10, host_name="ml-pai-host", password="Your_Password", # Replace with a secure password for the ECS instance tags={ "Name": "MachineLearningPAIInstance", "Project": "PAI", "Department": "AI" } ) # Output the ECS instance's ID and Public IP for easy access pulumi.export('ecs_instance_id', machine_learning_ecs_instance.id) pulumi.export('ecs_instance_ip', machine_learning_ecs_instance.public_ip)

    This program does the following:

    • It imports the necessary Pulumi modules for executing the script.
    • An ECS instance resource is defined with various properties, including the name, image ID, instance type, security group, system disk type, internet charge type, bandwidth configuration, host name, and instance login password.
    • Tags are added to the ECS instance to ensure easier organization and filtering within the Alibaba Cloud console.
    • Exported outputs include the ECS instance's ID and public IP, which allows us to easily reference or connect to the instance after it is provisioned.

    Please replace values like your_image_id, your_instance_type, and your_security_group_id with actual identifiers from your Alibaba Cloud environment. Additionally, for production instances, rather than embedding passwords in plaintext, consider using a secret manager.

    To apply this configuration, you will need to run the following commands on your terminal after installing the Pulumi CLI and setting up your Alibaba Cloud credentials:

    1. Initialize a new Pulumi project in your preferred directory.
    2. Create a new Python file (named __main__.py) and paste the provided Pulumi program into the file.
    3. Install the required Pulumi Alibaba Cloud package by running pip install pulumi_alicloud.
    4. To deploy the infrastructure, execute pulumi up from the command line in the same directory as your Pulumi program.

    After reviewing the plan, confirm the deployment to provision the ECS instances. The public IP of the ECS instance will be outputted to the console, providing direct access to the instance for further software installation and configuration for your Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) applications.