Three Wind Turbines — Photo: Vera Kratochvil (CC0 Public Domain)

Installing Airflow from scratch is an alternative to the managed version Cloud Composer that Google offers. Here are my installation notes.

A new, updated version can be found here: Airflow on GCP (May 2020)


Ubuntu 18.04 LTS — already up and running, not covered
Python 3.6 — Default for Ubuntu 18.04…

Jostein Leira

Python software developer and Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect

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