This document is relevant for: Inf1, Trn1

Tutorial Docker Neuron OCI Hook Setup#

Introduction#

A Neuron application can be deployed using docker containers. Neuron devices are exposed to the containers using the –device option in the docker run command. Docker runtime (runc) does not yet support the ALL option to expose all neuron devices to the container. In order to do that an environment variable, “AWS_NEURON_VISIBLE_DEVICES=ALL” can be used.

For the above environment variable to be used, the oci neuron hook has to be installed/configured.

Install oci-add-hooks dependency on the Linux host#

Important

This step should run on the Linux host and not inside the container.

oci-add-hooks is an OCI runtime with the sole purpose of injecting OCI prestart, poststart, and poststop hooks into a container config.json before passing along to an OCI compatable runtime. oci-add-hooks is used to inject a hook that exposes Inferentia devices to the container.

sudo apt install -y golang && \
    export GOPATH=$HOME/go && \
    go get github.com/joeshaw/json-lossless && \
    cd /tmp/ && \
    git clone https://github.com/awslabs/oci-add-hooks && \
    cd /tmp/oci-add-hooks && \
    make build && \
    sudo cp /tmp/oci-add-hooks/oci-add-hooks /usr/local/bin/

Install the package that has oci hook software#

Important

This step should run on the Linux host and not inside the container.

For Inf1 install the following package

sudo apt-get install aws-neuron-runtime-base -y

For Trn1 install the following package

sudo apt-get install aws-neuronx-oci-hook -y

For docker runtime setup Docker to use oci-neuron OCI runtime.#

oci-neuron is a script representing OCI compatible runtime. It wraps oci-add-hooks, which wraps runc. In this step, we configure docker to point at oci-neuron OCI runtime. Install dockerIO:

sudo cp /opt/aws/neuron/share/docker-daemon.json /etc/docker/daemon.json
sudo service docker restart

If the docker restart command fails, make sure to check if the docker systemd service is not masked. More information on this can be found here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/37640824

For containerd runtime, setup containerd to use oci-neuron OCI runtime.#

Update the following fields in the /etc/containerd/config.toml to configure containerd to use the neuron oci hook

default_runtime_name = "neuron"
[plugins."io.containerd.grpc.v1.cri".containerd.runtimes.neuron]
   [plugins."io.containerd.grpc.v1.cri".containerd.runtimes.neuron.options]
      BinaryName = "/opt/aws/neuron/bin/oci_neuron_hook_wrapper.sh"

After that restart the containerd daemon

sudo systemcl restart containerd

For cri-o runtime, setup cri-o to use oci-neuron OCI runtime.#

Update the following fields in the /etc/crio/crio.conf to configure cri-o to use the neuron oci hook

default_runtime_name = "neuron"
[crio.runtime.runtimes.neuron]
runtime_path = "/opt/aws/neuron/bin/oci_neuron_hook_wrapper.sh"

After that restart the containerd daemon

sudo systemcl restart cri-o

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Trn1