Deploying a Rasa Assistant
This section explains when and how to deploy an assistant built with Rasa. It will allow you to make your assistant available to users and set you up with a production-ready environment.
Are you unfamiliar with Docker, Kubernetes and Helm? Check out "Understanding Rasa Deployments" on our YouTube channel.
When to Deploy Your Assistant
The best time to deploy your assistant and make it available to test users is once it can handle the most important happy paths or is what we call a minimum viable assistant. Then you can use incoming conversations to inform further development of your assistant.
Recommended Deployment Method
The Rasa Helm Chart is the production ready method to deploy your assistant on a Kubernetes or Openshift cluster. For details, see the deployment instructions.
To install the Rasa Helm Chart, you need an existing Kubernetes cluster or OpenShift cluster. If you don't have one yet, you can get a managed cluster from a cloud provider like:
Alternative Deployment Methods
The following deployment methods are not suited to a production deployment, but can be useful for development and testing: