If you would like to deploy your assistant without Rasa X, you can do so by deploying it in Docker Compose. To deploy Rasa X and your assistant together, see the Recommended Deployment Methods.
If you're not sure if you have Docker installed, you can check by running:
If Docker is installed on your machine, the output should show you your installed versions of Docker and Docker Compose. If the command doesn't work, you'll have to install Docker. See Docker Installation for details.
To run your AI assistant in production, don't forget to configure your required
Messaging and Voice Channels in
credentials.yml. For example, to add a
REST channel, uncomment this section in the
The REST channel will open your bot up to incoming requests at the
Using Docker Compose to Run Multiple Services
Docker Compose provides an easy way to run multiple containers together without having to run multiple commands or configure networks. This is essential when you want to deploy an assistant that also has an action server.
Start by creating a file called
Add the following content to the file:
The file starts with the version of the Docker Compose specification that you
want to use.
Each container is declared as a
service within the
The first service is the
rasa service, which runs your Rasa server.
To add the action server, add the image of your action server code. To learn how to deploy an action server image, see Building an Action Server Image.
expose: 5005 is what allows the
rasa service to reach the
app service on that port.
To instruct the
rasa service to send its action requests to that endpoint, add it to your
To run the services configured in your
You should then be able to interact with your bot via requests to port 5005, on the webhook endpoint that corresponds to a configured channel:
Configuring a Tracker Store
By default, all conversations are saved in memory. This means that all conversations are lost as soon as you restart the Rasa server. If you want to persist your conversations, you can use a different Tracker Store.
To add a tracker store to a Docker Compose deployment, you need to add a new
service to your
docker-compose.yml and modify the
endpoints.yml to add
the new tracker store, pointing to your new service. More information about how
to do so can be found in the tracker store documentation: