NVIDIA Virtual GPU Software Documentation - v17.0 through 17.1 (all) - Last updated March 25, 2024 - Send Feedback

NVIDIA Virtual GPU Software Documentation v17.0 through 17.1

Learn how to use NVIDIA® RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS), NVIDIA Virtual PC, and NVIDIA Virtual Applications.


What's New
What's new in NVIDIA vGPU software for all supported hypervisors.
Supported Products
An at-a-glance summary of supported hardware, hypervisor software versions, and guest operating system (OS) releases for this release of NVIDIA virtual GPU software.
Quick Start Guide
Documentation for system administrators that provides minimal instructions for installing and configuring NVIDIA virtual GPU software.

Hypervisor Release Notes


Citrix Hypervisor
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on Citrix Hypervisor.
Linux with KVM
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on supported Linux with KVM hypervisors.
Microsoft Azure Stack HCI
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
Microsoft Windows Server
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on Microsoft Windows Server.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM.
Ubuntu
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on Ubuntu.
VMware vSphere
Current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on VMware vSphere.

Nutanix AHV is supported on this release of NVIDIA vGPU software as a generic Linux with KVM hypervisor.

Virtual GPU and Pass-Through GPU


Virtual GPU Software User Guide
NVIDIA virtual GPU software enables multiple virtual machines (VMs) to have simultaneous, direct access to a single physical GPU, using the same NVIDIA graphics drivers that are deployed on non-virtualized operating systems.

Virtual GPU Licensing


NVIDIA License System Documentation

Client Licensing User Guide
NVIDIA® RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS), NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC), and NVIDIA Virtual Applications (vApps) are available as licensed products on NVIDIA GPUs. To enable the full features of the vGPU, configure the licensing for these products. vGPUs that require licensing run at a reduced capability until a license is acquired.

Virtual GPU Software Management


See NVIDIA Virtual GPU Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations Documentation to find the documentation for the release of the NVIDIA Virtual GPU Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations that you are using.

Management SDK User Guide
The NVIDIA virtual GPU software management SDK enables third party applications to monitor and control all NVIDIA physical GPUs and virtual GPUs that are running on virtualization hosts.