How-to configure and licence a provisioned vGPU

When you provision a vGPU on The ITS Private Cloud, a couple of steps must be performed before using the resource. First, a driver must be installed in the guest operating system and a license must be assigned. This how-to provides the necessary steps to get your vGPU ready for action.

Download and Install the driver

  1. From the Guest Operating system open a sftp, scp or your vskey-stor.eis.utoronto.ca MinIO interface and browse to the following path /ut-vss-lib/nvidia-grid-vpshere-7.0-525.147.01-525.147.05-529.19/Guest_Drivers.

  2. Download the driver based on your operating system. i.e. using sftp to install nvidia-linux-grid on Ubuntu:

    sftp {vss-user}@vskey-stor.eis.utoronto.ca cd /ut-vss-lib/nvidia-grid-vpshere-7.0-525.147.01-525.147.05-529.19/Guest_Drivers get nvidia-linux-grid-525_525.147.05_amd64.deb
  3. Install the driver in the virtual machine guest operation system. i.e. on Ubuntu:

    apt install dkms dpkg -i nvidia-linux-grid-525_525.147.05_amd64.deb

 

License your vGPU

Windows

  1. Open cmd as Administrator.

  2. cd into C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

    cd C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools
  3. Extract the token from the guest info interface:

  4. Restart services:

  5. The virtual machine will check-in with our on-premise license server and activate any requested feature.

Linux

  1. As root, copy the file /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf.template to /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf.

  2. Open a text editor and edit the FeatureType to select either of the following values:

  3. To enable NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation, select 2:

  4. Extract the token from the guest info interface and save it to a file in the directory /etc/nvidia/ClientConfigToken/ as follows:

  5. Restart the services.

  6. The virtual machine will check-in with our on-premise license server and activate any requested feature.

 

References

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