1. Release Notes

These Release Notes summarize current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA GRID™ software and hardware on Microsoft Windows Server.

This release includes the following software:

  • NVIDIA Windows driver version 385.41
  • NVIDIA Linux driver version 384.73

Updates in this release:

  • Support for GPUs based on the NVIDIA® Pascal™ architecture
  • Software enforcement of licensing requirements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

2. Validated Platforms

This release of NVIDIA GRID software provides support for several NVIDIA GPUs on validated server hardware platforms, Microsoft Windows Server hypervisor software versions, and guest operating systems.

Supported NVIDIA GPUs and Validated Server Platforms

This release of NVIDIA GRID software provides support for the following NVIDIA GPUs on Microsoft Windows Server, running on validated server hardware platforms:

  • Tesla M6
  • Tesla M10
  • Tesla M60
  • Tesla P4
  • Tesla P6
  • Tesla P40
  • Tesla P100

For a list of validated server platforms, refer to NVIDIA GRID Certified Servers.

Hypervisor Software Versions

This release has been tested with the following hypervisor software versions:

Software Version Tested

Microsoft Windows Server

Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V role

Guest OS Support

NVIDIA GRID software supports several Windows releases and Linux distributions as a guest OS using GPU pass-through.

Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V role supports GPU pass-through over Microsoft Virtual PCI bus. This bus is supported through paravirtualized drivers.

Note:

Use only a guest OS release that is listed as supported by NVIDIA GRID software with your virtualization software. To be listed as supported, a guest OS release must be supported not only by NVIDIA GRID software, but also by your virtualization software. NVIDIA cannot support guest OS releases that your virtualization software does not support.

In pass-through mode, GPUs based on the Pascal architecture support only 64-bit guest operating systems. No 32-bit guest operating systems are supported in pass-through mode for these GPUs.

Windows Guest OS Support

NVIDIA GRID software supports the following Windows releases as a guest OS on Microsoft Windows Server:

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with patch Windows8.1-KB3133690-x64.msu
  • Windows 10 RS2 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 RS2 (32-bit) on Tesla M6, Tesla M10, and Tesla M60 GPUs only

Linux Guest OS Support

NVIDIA GRID software supports the following 64-bit Linux distributions as a guest OS on Microsoft Windows Server:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0-7.3
  • CentOS 7.0-7.3
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2

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