With the GPU Profiles setting on the Virtual Hardware page in vSphere Web Client, you can select a virtual GPU type that provides specific capabilities on the physical NVIDIA GPU on the ESXi host.

On Linux virtual machines, NVIDIA GRID vGPU is supported on NVIDIA Maxwell M60 GPUs or NVIDIA M6 GPUs.

Table 1. Virtual GPU Types Available for NVIDIA GRID M60 vGPU on Linux Virtual Machines

Virtual GPU Type

Physical Board

Physical GPUs

FB Per Virtual GPU

Display Heads

Maximum Resolution

Maximum Virtual GPUs Per Physical GPU

Maximum Virtual GPUs Per Physical Board

GRID M60-0q

GRID M60

two

512M

2

2560x1600

16

32

GRID M60-1q

GRID M60

two

1G

2

2560x1600

8

16

GRID M60-2q

GRID M60

two

2G

4

2560x1600

4

8

GRID M60-4q

GRID M60

two

4G

4

3840x2160

2

4

GRID M60-8q

GRID M60

two

8G

4

3840x2160

1

2

Table 2. Virtual GPU Types Available for NVIDIA GRID M6 vGPU on Linux Virtual Machines

Virtual GPU Type

Physical Board

Physical GPUs

FB Per Virtual GPU

Display Heads

Maximum Resolution

Maximum Virtual GPUs Per Physical GPU

Maximum Virtual GPUs Per Physical Board

GRID M6-0q

GRID M6

one

512M

2

2560x1600

16

16

GRID M6-1q

GRID M6

one

1G

2

2560x1600

8

8

GRID M6-2q

GRID M6

one

2G

4

2560x1600

4

4

GRID M6-4q

GRID M6

one

4G

4

3840x2160

2

2

GRID M6-8q

GRID M6

one

8G

4

3840x2160

1

1