Run Tensorboard (or Jupyter) in a Remote Docker Container

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When creating a container, forward two ports 22 (for ssh) and 6006 (for Tensorboard).

docker run -ti --runtime=nvidia -p 8082:22 -p 8083:6006 nvidia/cuda:10.0-cudnn7-devel-ubuntu16.04 /bin/bash

We can access a container with ssh by,

ssh <user>@<host> -p 8082

Access through localhost

In a remote container, run Tensorboard with 6006 (the default port).

tensorboard --logdir lightning_logs
TensorFlow installation not found - running with reduced feature set.
Serving TensorBoard on localhost; to expose to the network, use a proxy or pass --bind_all
TensorBoard 2.2.2 at http://localhost:6006/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)

In a local machine, bind local’s 8083 port to remote’s 6006 port.

ssh -L 8083: <user>@<host> -p 8082

Now, we can access the Tensorboard web interface using the address localhost:8083 in a local machine.

You can use Jupyter in the same way. Just change 6006 to 8888 (the default port in Jupyter).

Access through IP address or domain name

If you want to access the Tensorboard through the IP address or domain name of the server, add --host to tensorboard command.

tensorboard --logdir lightning_logs --host

You can access the Tensorboard page with http://<host>:8083 on any kind of machine connected to the internet.

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