Welcome to Morpheus documentation!

NVIDIA Morpheus is an open AI application framework that provides cybersecurity developers with a highly optimized AI pipeline and pre-trained AI capabilities that, for the first time, allow them to instantaneously inspect all IP traffic across their data center fabric. Bringing a new level of security to data centers, Morpheus provides dynamic protection, real-time telemetry, adaptive policies, and cyber defenses for detecting and remediating cybersecurity threats.


  • Built on RAPIDS
    • Built on the RAPIDS™ libraries, deep learning frameworks, and NVIDIA Triton™ Inference Server, Morpheus simplifies the analysis of logs and telemetry to help detect and mitigate security threats.

  • AI Cybersecurity Capabilities
    • Deploy your own models using common deep learning frameworks. Or get a jump-start in building applications to identify leaked sensitive information, detect malware, and identify errors via logs by using one of NVIDIA’s pre-trained and tested models.

  • Real-Time Telemetry
    • Morpheus can receive rich, real-time network telemetry from every NVIDIA® BlueField® DPU-accelerated server in the data center without impacting performance. Integrating the framework into a third-party cybersecurity offering brings the world’s best AI computing to communication networks.

  • DPU-Connected
    • The NVIDIA BlueField Data Processing Unit (DPU) can be used as a telemetry agent for receiving critical data center communications into Morpheus. As an optional addition to Morpheus, BlueField DPU also extends static security logging to a sophisticated dynamic real-time telemetry model that evolves with new policies and threat intelligence.

Getting Started

The best way to get started with Morpheus will vary depending on the goal of the user. These users fall into two large groups: those who want to use the pre-built pipelines exactly as they are with few modifications (see Using NGC Container) and those who want to use Morpheus as a framework for implementing their own end-to-end workflows (see Build in a Conda Environment).

Using NGC Container

Accessing Morpheus by pulling the pre-built NGC container is best suited for users who do not need any customization and are only interested in running Morpheus via the CLI. The pre-built container does not require checking out the source code and is best suited for users who are new to Morpheus and don’t require any customization.


To get started, first pull the NGC container:

$ docker pull nvcr.io/nvidia/morpheus/morpheus:22.09-runtime

Launch an interactive container to start using Morpheus:

$ docker run --rm -ti --net=host --gpus=all nvcr.io/nvidia/morpheus/morpheus:22.09-runtime bash
(morpheus) root@958a683a8a26:/workspace# morpheus --help
Usage: morpheus [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...Options:
  --debug / --no-debug            [default: False]
                                  Specify the logging level to use.  [default:

  --log_config_file FILE          Config file to use to configure logging. Use
                                  only for advanced situations. Can accept
                                  both JSON and ini style configurations

  --version                       Show the version and exit.  [default: False]
  --help                          Show this message and exit.  [default:

  run    Run one of the available pipelines
  tools  Run a utility tool

See Overview for more information on using the CLI.

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