GPU driver update for Ubuntu DSVM RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • NVIDIA released a new version of the GPU driver in early January for the Tesla GPUs used in Azure. The Ubuntu DSVM is configured to automatically install updates, so these will be installed for you in the background. You may need to reboot to complete the installation process and load the new driver. If you see the message Driver/library version mismatch when running nvidia-smi or nvidia-docker, a reboot will fix the issue. 

    We released a new Ubuntu DSVM image with these drivers already installed on January 15th. VMs provisioned after this date will already have the latest driver and will not require a reboot.

    Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:55 PM

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  • Hi Paul, I’ve sent a request via the service team asking for the Linux Ubuntu DSVM to be added to Batch last week and they said it should be there within two weeks. Any way of expiditing this as there is currently no Linux GPU enabled DSVMs in Batch? Thanks in advance, Owen
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:21 PM
  • Till then, you can use the workaround. If you bring your own subscription in Azure Batch account as opposed to Batch managed VM nodes you can use Ubuntu DSVM with GPU, CUDA preinstalled. Create a batch account that has pool allocation mode as "user subscription" and then you can create pool with Ubuntu DSVM.
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:39 PM
  • Hi Gopi,

    I did indeed manage to get this workaround done but it appears there is no batch low priority quota for working in user subscription mode. Is this indeed the case that only low-priority can be used in 'batch service' mode?

    Friday, January 26, 2018 9:47 AM