The VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA Guide provides an overview of the components of VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA and high-level workflows for development and production use cases.

Intended Audience

The information in VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA Guide is intended for data center cloud administrators, data scientists, and DevOps engineers who are familiar with:

  • Cloud administrators
    • Concepts of virtualization and software-defined data centers (SDDCs)
    • Hardware components such as top-of-rack (ToR) switches, inter-rack switches, servers with direct attached storage, cables, and power supplies
    • Methods for setting up NVIDIA GPUs on servers in a data center
    • Using VMware vSphere® to work with virtual machines.
    • Using vSphere with Tanzu to configure and assign vSphere resources to vSphere namespaces on a Supervisor.
  • Data scientists
    • Provisioning virtual machines in vSphere using the Kubernetes API.
    • Containers, including Docker, Helm charts and Harbor Registry
  • DevOps engineers
    • Provisioning virtual machines in vSphere using the Kubernetes API.
    • Containers, including Docker, Helm charts and Harbor Registry
    • Working with vSphere with Tanzu for provisioning VMs and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters.

VMware Software Components

The functionality of the VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA solution is available across several software components.

Software Category Supported Software Versions
Management components See VMware Components in VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA.
Deep learning VM components See VMware Deep Learning VM Release Notes.
TK releases (TKr) See VMware Tanzu Kuberenetes releases Release Notes.

Related VMware Documentation

The VMware Private AI Foundation with NVIDIA solution includes a stack of VMware software products and components. The documentation for those software products is as follows:

VMware Cloud Foundation Glossary

The VMware Cloud Foundation Glossary defines terms specific to VMware Cloud Foundation.