NVIDIA vGPU Software v 10.0
Its time to plan updating your NVIDIA TESLA M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100, T4, RTX6000, RTX8000 with NVIDIA vGPU software 10.0. NVIDIA have released new drivers for vGPU 10.0.
I have in this article also included which Public Cloud instance is available with NVIDIA GPUs and which license is BYO or provided by the public cloud provider such as Alibaba, Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba.
For a list of validated server platforms, refer to NVIDIA vGPU Certified Servers.
- Citrix XenServer 7.0, 7.1 is not supported with NVIDIA Tesla T4
- NVIDIA vGPU 10.0 is supported with VMware Horizon 7.11, 7.10, 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, 7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.2
- NVIDIA vGPU 10.0 is only supported with Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops 7.15, 7 1808, 7 1903, 7 1906, 7 1909, 7 1912 in HDX 3D Pro mode
- If you are a customer using XenServer 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 its no longer supported with NVIDIA vGPU 10.0 and should plan upgrading to Citrix Hypervisor 8.1
This release includes the following software:
- NVIDIA vGPU Manager version 440.43 for the Citrix Hypervisor, VMware vSphere, RHEL KVM, Nutanix AHV
- NVIDIA Windows driver version 441.66
- NVIDIA Linux driver version 440.43
New Features in Release 10.0
- Support for NVIDIA® GRID™ Virtual PC and GRID Virtual Applications on Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs
- Increase in the maximum number of virtual display heads supported by -1Q, -2B, and -1B4 vGPUs:
- All -1Q vGPUs now support 4 heads instead of 2 heads.
- All -2B vGPUs now support 4 heads instead of 2 heads.
- All -1B4 vGPUs now support 4 heads instead of 1 head.
- Flexible virtual display resolutions
Instead of a fixed maximum resolution per head, vGPUs now support a maximum combined resolution based on their frame buffer size. This behavior allows the same number of lower resolution displays to be used as before, but alternatively allows a smaller number of higher resolution displays to be used.
- Virtual display resolutions greater than 4096×2160
- 10-bit color
- Changes to allow cross-branch driver support in future main release branches
Note: This feature cannot be used until the next NVIDIA vGPU software main release branch is available.
The purpose of this change is to allow a release of the Virtual GPU Manager from a later main release branch to be used with the NVIDIA vGPU software graphics drivers for the guest VMs from the previous branch.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 10.0
- Support for passively cooled Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs
- Support for Tesla V100S PCIe 32GB GPUs
- Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 as a guest OS
- Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 and CentOS 8.0 as a guest OS
- Support for Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909) as a guest OS
- Support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops version 7 1912
- Support for Citrix Hypervisor 8.1
- Support for VMware Horizon 7.11
Features Deprecated in Release 10.0
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.
|Deprecated Feature||Preferred Alternative|
|-1B4 vGPU types||-1B vGPU types|
|-2B4 vGPU types||-2B vGPU types|