It’s time to plan updating your NVIDIA Enterprise GPUs. NVIDIA vGPU Software 14 is now GA since February 2022.
NVIDIA vGPU software includes vWS, vCS, vPC, and vApps.
If you got any of following NVIDIA GPU’s: A100, A40, A30, A16, A10, A2, RTX A6000, RTX A5000, RTX8000, RTX6000, V100, T4, P100, P40, P6, P4, M60, M10, M6 If you are interested in a quick overview of which NVIDIA enterprise GPU is supporting which hypervisor, Guest os and remoting technology, I highly recommend you check out this link from NVIDIA that provides the NVIDIA vGPU software product support matrix. NVIDIA vGPU software 14 is supported until February 2023.
NVIDIA vGPU software 14 is a Product Branch Support.
I this article, I am also covering which Public Cloud instance is available with NVIDIA GPUs and which license is BYO or provided by the public cloud provider such as Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba.
For a list of validated server platforms, refer to NVIDIA vGPU Certified Servers
Important note for EUC (Citrix/VMware customers):
This release includes the following software:
- NVIDIA vGPU 14.0 is supported with VMware Horizon 2111 (8.4), 2106 (8.3), 2013 (8.2), 2012 (8.1), 2006 (8.0), 7.13, 7.12, 7.11, 7.10, 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0
- NVIDIA vGPU 14.0 is only supported with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops (LTSR) 7 1912, 7.15 (CR) 7 2112, 7 2109, 7 2106, 7 2103, 7 2012, 7 2009, 7 2003, 7 1909, 7 1906, 7 1903
- NVIDIA vGPU Manager version 510.47.03 for following hypervisors. (Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere, RHEL KVM)
- NVIDIA Windows driver version 511.65
- NVIDIA Linux driver version 510.47.03
New Features in Release 14.0
- Support for GPUDirect® technology on all C-series vGPUs on GPUs that support SR-IOV
- Support for a mixture of time-sliced vGPUs of the same frame buffer size on the same GPU
- Support for Tesla Compute Cluster (TCC) mode for Q-series vGPUs on Windows guest VMs
- Support for GPU System Processor (GSP) in GPU pass through and bare-metal configurations on Linux with vCS
- Enhanced NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit support:
- NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit profilers can be enabled when unified memory is enabled.
- Nsight Systems GPU context switch trace is supported.
- Enhancements to the NVIDIA Management Library (NVML) to determine whether a vGPU type supports GPUDirect technology and peer-to-peer CUDA transfers over NVLink
- Addition of RPM and Debian packages for the NVIDIA vGPU software graphics drivers for Linux
- Security updates – see Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver – February 2022, which is posted shortly after the release date of this software and is listed on the NVIDIA Product Security pages
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 14.0
- Support for the following GPUs:
- NVIDIA A2
- NVIDIA A30X
- NVIDIA A100X
- Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM hypervisor 8.5
- Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 as a guest OS
- Support for Debian 10 as a guest OS
- Support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops version 7 2112
- Support for VMware Horizon 2111 (8.4)
Feature Support Withdrawn in Release 14.0
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM hypervisor 8.1, 7.8, and 7.7 are no longer supported.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 is no longer supported as a guest OS.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.8 and 7.7 are no longer supported as a guest OS.
- Windows Server 2012 R2 is no longer supported as a guest OS.
Features Deprecated in Release 14.0
The following table lists features that are deprecated in this release of NVIDIA vGPU software. Although the features remain available in this release, they might be withdrawn in a future release. In preparation for the possible removal of these features, use the preferred alternative listed in the table.