How to setup Weka machine learning on Azure/AWS/GCP

To install Weka and run on any of the cloud platforms, the best way is to deploy the readily available images in the cloud marketplaces.  The images come pre loaded with Weka machine learning open source with the required Java requirements running on Windows server. Check the links below to deploy to your cloud environment.

Getting Started


Once you have deployed Weka on Windows server, the first step is to RDP into the new instance once it has fully booted up.  The following links explain how to connect the VM once it has finished being deployed:



Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.

Using Weka


Once logged in, you’re ready to start using Weka. The following link is the official documentation on using Weka



If you require any help with the installation leave a comment below or contact us directly


Firewall Ports


If you need to open any firewall ports on your VM, the following links explain how to create them:


To setup AWS firewall rules refer to – AWS Security Groups

To setup Azure firewall rules refer to – Azure Network Security Groups

To setup Google GCP firewall rules refer to – Creating GCP Firewalls


Disclaimer: Weka is a registered trademark of WaikatoLink Ltd (University of Waikato) and is licensed GNU General Public license 3.0. No warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this software. Use at your risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to anyone resulting from the use of this software rest entirely with the user. The author is not responsible for any damage that its use could cause.

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Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud

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Charles Mutinda

Do the OS images come with WekaDeeplearning4j already setup and ready to run on GPU?

Charles Mutinda

Thanks, I’ll check it out.

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