NVIDIA GRID vGPU on KVM hypervisors
Hello, I have searched these forums and I found a couple inquiries in regards to utilizing NVIDIA GRID vGPU functionality under KVM-based hypervisors (RHEL/CentOS). Is this still under development? If so, is there a beta program in place to assist in testing? Any updates on progress for this capability? I know that I can utilize passthrough for the individual GPUs on particular cards. I am looking for vGPU support under KVM hypervisors, much the same as such capabilities are available for VMware and XenServer platforms. Thanks in advance!
Hello,

I have searched these forums and I found a couple inquiries in regards to utilizing NVIDIA GRID vGPU functionality under KVM-based hypervisors (RHEL/CentOS). Is this still under development? If so, is there a beta program in place to assist in testing? Any updates on progress for this capability?

I know that I can utilize passthrough for the individual GPUs on particular cards. I am looking for vGPU support under KVM hypervisors, much the same as such capabilities are available for VMware and XenServer platforms.

Thanks in advance!

#1
Posted 08/24/2015 03:19 PM   
vGPU support for KVM is currently under consideration. It will require integration on their side and so I'd strongly recommend discussing this with the RHEL team's you may work with to help them drive the business case for integration.
vGPU support for KVM is currently under consideration.

It will require integration on their side and so I'd strongly recommend discussing this with the RHEL team's you may work with to help them drive the business case for integration.

Jason Southern, Regional Lead for ProVis Sales - EMEA: NVIDIA Ltd.

#2
Posted 08/26/2015 11:36 AM   
RedHat, Nvidia, we need this integration please!!
RedHat, Nvidia, we need this integration please!!

#3
Posted 11/20/2015 07:49 PM   
Hello I saw on another thread that KVM Nvidia Grid Manager integration is a WIP. https://gridforums.nvidia.com/default/topic/285/?comment=2476 Do you have any approx. release date ? Thanks !
Hello

I saw on another thread that KVM Nvidia Grid Manager integration is a WIP.


https://gridforums.nvidia.com/default/topic/285/?comment=2476


Do you have any approx. release date ?

Thanks !

#4
Posted 06/17/2016 11:08 AM   
As above, it's still under consideration and would be down to RedHat to provide any release timeline. My comment on the other thread still stands, if and when it's released it will be for the current release of GRID products, and unlikely to support earlier generations.
As above, it's still under consideration and would be down to RedHat to provide any release timeline.

My comment on the other thread still stands, if and when it's released it will be for the current release of GRID products, and unlikely to support earlier generations.

Jason Southern, Regional Lead for ProVis Sales - EMEA: NVIDIA Ltd.

#5
Posted 06/17/2016 06:22 PM   
It would be really interesting to know more background on the demand for KVM and in what context you'd like to have it supported (under what stack e.g. openstack etc)... I'll make sure this information is passed back to the product management team for them to share with RedHat etc... So: * why do you want KVM vs. another hypervisor * what apps are you looking to use, business / office apps or £D/CAD or gaming/HPC? * what stack and protocols would you use .... e.g. Openstack, PCoIP/RDP etc * what kind of use cases/environment e.g. university looking to deliver classes... service provider etc.. what are you tryign to achieve and why virtualise... Can't wait to hear! Rachel
It would be really interesting to know more background on the demand for KVM and in what context you'd like to have it supported (under what stack e.g. openstack etc)... I'll make sure this information is passed back to the product management team for them to share with RedHat etc...

So:
* why do you want KVM vs. another hypervisor
* what apps are you looking to use, business / office apps or £D/CAD or gaming/HPC?
* what stack and protocols would you use .... e.g. Openstack, PCoIP/RDP etc
* what kind of use cases/environment e.g. university looking to deliver classes... service provider etc.. what are you tryign to achieve and why virtualise...

Can't wait to hear!
Rachel

#6
Posted 06/20/2016 09:56 AM   
@Jason, thanks for your answer. @Rachel, you're right, the demand may need more contextualisation. I'm working on two different project, both using KVM. The first is a 2 weeks microscopy summer school where we use few 3D software. So, * KVM because it's simple, lightweigth and foss ; * Specialized application, most 2D, few 3D ; * No stack (no broker, home-made or kvm-vdi webui). Probably Spice for remote diplay. The second one is a larger one, we are evaluating different virtualisation infrastructure for an University. The goal is to provide server VM, on-demand services, on demand clusters (storm), and VDI for thousands of users (better if it also makes coffee). It should be multi tenant, and ACI compliant. OpenStack is one of our best choice for now. Hope it answers your questions... rémi
@Jason, thanks for your answer.

@Rachel, you're right, the demand may need more contextualisation. I'm working on two different project, both using KVM.

The first is a 2 weeks microscopy summer school where we use few 3D software. So,
* KVM because it's simple, lightweigth and foss ;
* Specialized application, most 2D, few 3D ;
* No stack (no broker, home-made or kvm-vdi webui). Probably Spice for remote diplay.

The second one is a larger one, we are evaluating different virtualisation infrastructure for an University. The goal is to provide server VM, on-demand services, on demand clusters (storm), and VDI for thousands of users (better if it also makes coffee). It should be multi tenant, and ACI compliant. OpenStack is one of our best choice for now.

Hope it answers your questions...
rémi

#7
Posted 06/20/2016 07:32 PM   
hi, since NVIDIA have presented the Mediated Device framework on the KVM forum 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0TJU_sIPc I take it the work to support KVM is ongoing though? Is there any estimation available for public on when will the NVIDIA driver be available? thank you, /Anton
hi,

since NVIDIA have presented the Mediated Device framework on the KVM forum 2016

I take it the work to support KVM is ongoing though?
Is there any estimation available for public on when will the NVIDIA driver be available?

thank you,
/Anton

#8
Posted 12/28/2016 10:11 AM   
Hi Anton, Yes it is ongoing, however such support would be dependent upon joint engineering and the timeframes of other vendors eg. ORacle/RHEL and as such we legally can't give any estimate on timings that could influence buyign timeframes etc. Best wishes, Rachel
Hi Anton,

Yes it is ongoing, however such support would be dependent upon joint engineering and the timeframes of other vendors eg. ORacle/RHEL and as such we legally can't give any estimate on timings that could influence buyign timeframes etc.

Best wishes,
Rachel

#9
Posted 01/03/2017 12:18 PM   
Rachel in my case I am needing to do Virtual desktops accelerated and opencl/cuda at the same time preferably on the same card. I am most comfortable with openstack/kvm/docker/lxc in order to provide the products and services I do. A foss base is much preferred to xen/vmware. For products more intended for enthusiasts as a side that is much more marketable than people having to purchase a license for home use.
Rachel in my case I am needing to do Virtual desktops accelerated and opencl/cuda at the same time preferably on the same card. I am most comfortable with openstack/kvm/docker/lxc in order to provide the products and services I do. A foss base is much preferred to xen/vmware. For products more intended for enthusiasts as a side that is much more marketable than people having to purchase a license for home use.

#10
Posted 04/20/2017 01:48 AM   
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