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