Optimize VMware vSphere for AI and Data Science Workloads (Latest Version)

Welcome to NVIDIA LaunchPad and the NVIDIA AI Enterprise Evaluation! Within your journey here, you will get access to leading AI software and infrastructure, enabling your Enterprise to speed up the development and deployment of modern, data-driven applications. We’ll dive into the LaunchPad infrastructure as well as take you through the IT Admin user persona journey which aims to accelerate supporting AI initiatives within the Enterprise.

First let start with the NVIDIA-Certified System ™ LaunchPad infrastructure. NVIDIA AI Enterprise compatible servers are powering your LaunchPad journey, these are NVIDIA-Certified and support VMware vSphere 7 Update 2 or later. NVIDIA-Certified Systems brings together NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA networking in servers from leading NVIDIA partners in optimized configurations. These servers are validated for performance, manageability, security, and scalability and are backed by enterprise-grade support from NVIDIA and partners.

NVIDIA AI Enterprise is an end-to-end, cloud native suite of AI and data science applications and frameworks optimized and exclusively certified by NVIDIA to run on VMware vSphere with NVIDIA-Certified Systems. It includes key enabling technologies and software from NVIDIA for rapid deployment, management, and scaling of AI workloads in the modern hybrid cloud.

Within this IT Administrator LaunchPad journey, you will become familiar with the required NVIDIA AI Enterprise components to support AI Training and Inferencing with your Data Center. By completing this journey, you will gain hands on experience for creating VM templates for deploying VM’s to AI Practitioners with your Enterprise. These VM templates will have the required NVIDIA AI Enterprise components to perform AI training and deploy inferencing using Triton. To demonstrate this value, this lab illustrates how to deploy VMs to support a Natural Language Processing AI application; a chatbot for improved customer support and engagement.

To introduce you into the IT Administrator LaunchPad journey, please read through following sections of NVIDIA AI Enterprise Deployment Guide:


To assist you in our LaunchPad journey, there are a couple of important links on the left-hand navigation pane of this page. You will use the top LaunchPad vCenter link in the next step and the SSH link will not be active until after your create a VM, when you are configuring the VM with the required NVIDIA AI Enterprise components to perform AI Training and deploy inferencing using Triton.

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