Start your Jupyter notebook server

Red Hat OpenShift Data Science is a managed cloud service for data scientists and developers of artificial intelligence (AI) applications. It provides a fully supported environment in which to rapidly develop, train, and test machine learning models in the public cloud before deploying them in production. When you use OpenShift Data Science, you are running in Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated or Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS, which simplifies cloud operations.

In this learning path, you will set up options for your Jupyter notebook server.  If you can’t remember how to launch JupyterHub, go back to the Launch JupyterHub learning path.


Select options for your notebook server

When you first gain access to JupyterHub, a configuration screen (Figure 1) gives you the opportunity to select a notebook image and configure the deployment size and environment variables for your data science project.

You can customize the following options:

  • Notebook image
  • Deployment size
  • Environment variables
Figure 1: JupyterHub offers several options for creating and running a notebook.


The following subsections list the prerequisites you need to choose for this activity.

Notebook image

You can choose from a number of predefined images. When you choose a predefined image, your JupyterLab instance has the associated libraries and packages you need to do your work.

Available notebook images include:

  • Minimal Python
  • PyTorch
  • Standard Data Science
  • Tensorflow
  • OpenVINO Toolkit

For this learning path, choose the OpenVINO Toolkit notebook image. 

Deployment size

You can choose different deployment sizes (resource settings) based on the type of data analysis and machine learning code you are working on. Each deployment size is preconfigured with specific CPU and memory resources.

For this learning path, select the Small deployment size. 

Environment variables

The environment variables section is useful for injecting dynamic information that you don't want to save in your notebook. This learning path does not use any environment variables. 

If you are satisfied with your notebook server selections, click the Start Server button to start the notebook server. Once the new notebook server starts, JupyterLab opens and you are ready to experiment.