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Installation, requirements and versions

Lists system requirements, installation instructions, Python and Modeling Assistant versions and Community Edition limitations.

System Requirements

IBM® Decision Optimization for Watson Studio was previously known as IBM Decision Optimization for Data Science Experience.

To find details of the hardware and software configurations required for installation of IBM Watson Studio refer to the system requirements page.

Known issues

Google Chrome version 72.0.3626.109 contains a bug that causes text to overlap in the user interface, for example, in the Modeling Assistant. This can be resolved by using the 64-bit beta version of Chrome Canary Version 74.0.3712.0 (official build) or an earlier version of this browser. For more information on this Chrome bug, see https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=927066#c54.

Installation

To install Watson Studio follow the detailed step-by-step installation instructions provided in the product documentation.

Select the appropriate version of the Decision Optimization add-on, according to your installed version of Watson Studio, as shown in the following table. All versions of the Decision Optimization add-on provided on Fix Central are complete installations of the product. You should uninstall any previous version of Decision Optimization before upgrading.

Table 1. Compatible versions
Watson Studio (DSX Local) Version Decision Optimization for Watson Studio (Data Science Experience) Installer
Watson Studio V1.2.3.1 Power Decision Optimization for Watson Studio V1.2.3.2 (Linux Power PC 64) from Fix Central
Watson Studio V1.2.3.1 Decision Optimization for Watson Studio V1.2.3.2 (Linux x86 64) from Fix Central.
Watson Studio V1.2.3 Decision Optimization for Watson Studio V1.2.3 from Fix Central
Watson Studio V1.2.2 Decision Optimization for Watson Studio V1.2.2.1 from Fix Central
DSX Local V1.2.1 Decision Optimization for Data Science Experience V1.1
DSX Local V1.2 Fix Pack 3 Decision Optimization for Data Science Experience V1.0.0.1 from Fix Central
DSX Local V1.2 Decision Optimization for Data Science Experience V1.0
To install the Decision Optimization full capacity add-on on top of an existing installation of Watson Studio:
  • Login as root on the master node of Watson Studio installation.
  • If Watson Studio is installed on IBM Cloud Private, login to the ICP cluster following the instructions in the ICP documentation. The instructions may vary depending on your ICP version. You can see the main commands in the later section in this topic on ensuring you are authenticated.
  • Uninstall any previous Decision Optimization add-on by running ./uninstall.sh
  • Download the installation package TAR file into any directory
  • Run:
    tar xzvf <add-on-installer>.tar.gz
     ./install.sh <namespace where Watson Studio is installed, the default is 'dsx'>
The script will install the add-on on top of the existing Watson Studio installation. The installation log file will be saved as dods_addon_install.log in the current directory.

To uninstall the add-on, run ./uninstall.sh from the same directory.

Upgrading Watson Studio and Decision Optimization

To upgrade from earlier versions of Watson Studio and Decision Optimization for Watson Studio:

  1. Upgrade Watson Studio.
  2. Uninstall the previous Decision Optimization add-on by running ./uninstall.sh.
  3. Install Decision Optimization for Watson Studio on top of the migrated cluster.

    Always upgrade Watson Studio first. For example, to upgrade from DSX Local V1.2.0.3 with Decision Optimization for Data Science Local V1.0.0.1, to version V1.2.1, first upgrade DSX Local to V1.2.1 and then install Decision Optimization for Data Science V1.1.

Upgrading Decision Optimization for Watson Studio

To upgrade your version of Decision Optimization for Watson Studio:

  • Uninstall your previous version of the Decision Optimization add-on by running ./uninstall.sh.
  • Download the installation package TAR file into any directory
  • Run:
    tar xzvf <add-on-installer>.tar.gz
     ./install.sh <namespace where Watson Studio is installed, the default is 'dsx'>

Python version

The Decision Optimization for Watson Studio environment currently supports Python V2.7. This is the last release that supports this version of Python. Future releases of Decision Optimization for Watson Studio will support Python V3.x.