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Launcher and Kubernetes#


The "Launcher" feature was introduced in RStudio Workbench 1.2 and is only available under named user licensing. RStudio Workbench 1.2 without Launcher is available under existing server-based licensing. For questions about using Launcher with RStudio Workbench, please contact

RStudio Workbench 1.2 and newer versions include a Kubernetes plugin for running R sessions and background jobs in Docker containers on Kubernetes.

Architecture and Network Access#

RStudio Workbench can be configured with Launcher and Kubernetes using the following architecture and network communication paths:

Launcher spawns R sessions and background jobs via the Kubernetes API and uses NFS for project storage.

Ready to get started with RStudio Workbench and Kubernetes?#

View the documentation for Integrating RStudio Workbench with Kubernetes

Want to use custom Docker images with Kubernetes?#

View the guide for Using Docker images with RStudio Workbench, Launcher, and Kubernetes

Want to learn more about RStudio Workbench and Kubernetes?#

Refer to the overview on Scaling RStudio Workbench with Kubernetes

Refer to the FAQ for RStudio Workbench with Launcher and Kubernetes