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So I picked up a used Tesla M10 as an upgrade to our K1's... what's this about licensing?
We're running GRID K1's on our two VMWare VDI hosts, currently vSGA. Buying a relatively cheap used Tesla M10 seemed like it'd be a nice upgrade, until I tried to download ESXi 6.5 drivers. I'm getting the impression that in order to get drivers, beyond a 90 day eval period, it's going to be very expensive? I can't find hard info. We're a small private university with an underfunded IT department. We use VDI for our student computer labs mostly, along with Samsung NC221 Teradici zero clients (mostly used). How badly did I mess up buying the M10? NVIDIA hasn't responded to my request for info.
We're running GRID K1's on our two VMWare VDI hosts, currently vSGA. Buying a relatively cheap used Tesla M10 seemed like it'd be a nice upgrade, until I tried to download ESXi 6.5 drivers. I'm getting the impression that in order to get drivers, beyond a 90 day eval period, it's going to be very expensive? I can't find hard info. We're a small private university with an underfunded IT department. We use VDI for our student computer labs mostly, along with Samsung NC221 Teradici zero clients (mostly used). How badly did I mess up buying the M10? NVIDIA hasn't responded to my request for info.

#1
Posted 09/02/2017 07:44 PM   
Hi Firstly, I'd read this: https://images.nvidia.com/content/grid/pdf/GRID-Licensing-Guide.pdf Then contact an NVIDIA GRID partner to source licenses. There are discounts for Education Regards
Hi

Firstly, I'd read this: https://images.nvidia.com/content/grid/pdf/GRID-Licensing-Guide.pdf

Then contact an NVIDIA GRID partner to source licenses. There are discounts for Education

Regards

#2
Posted 09/04/2017 07:31 AM   
Thanks! Our servers are Dell's so we'll contact them. We bought the K1's from Dell. Hopefully that Education discount is nearly free...
Thanks! Our servers are Dell's so we'll contact them. We bought the K1's from Dell. Hopefully that Education discount is nearly free...

#3
Posted 09/05/2017 05:52 PM   
So when the licensing guide says: 0: Unlicensed (Tesla edition) 1: GRID vGPU 2: GRID Virtual Workstation Is 0 vSGA mode? If I can run vSGA mode without licensing I can live with that for now. If I can put our two K1's in one server and the M10 in the other... will that even work, or do I have to have the same GPUs in both servers?
So when the licensing guide says:

0: Unlicensed (Tesla edition)
1: GRID vGPU
2: GRID Virtual Workstation

Is 0 vSGA mode? If I can run vSGA mode without licensing I can live with that for now. If I can put our two K1's in one server and the M10 in the other... will that even work, or do I have to have the same GPUs in both servers?

#4
Posted 09/11/2017 01:34 AM   
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