If you created a master image VM with GPU, you must log into the VM's Windows operating system and install the supported NVIDIA graphics drivers to get the GPU capabilities of that VM. You install the drivers after the VM is created and the Imported VMs page shows the agent-related status is active.
- Obtain the NVIDIA GRID driver that is appropriate for the image's Windows operating system. See the Microsoft Azure documentation topic at Set up GPU drivers for N-series VMs running Windows.
Note: In this release, when using a Microsoft Windows Server operating system, GPU is recommended for use only in Microsoft Windows Server 2016, due to an NVIDIA driver limit on the number of user sessions in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. The master image VM must have been created with Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
- Install the driver following the installation instructions in the Driver installation section of the Microsoft article Set up GPU drivers for N-series VMs running Windows.
Verify the Imported VMs page indicates the agent-related status is active for the VM.
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Import Image wizard using the steps in Create a Master Virtual Machine Automatically from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
The Import Image wizard creates VMs that are joined to the Active Directory domain that was selected in the wizard. To log in to that VM, use one of the following:
Manual preparation steps in Manually Build the Master Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure.
Typically you do not need to join the VM to your Active Directory domain when you manually build the VM. To log in to that VM, use one of the following:
- Use the VM's IP address in your RDP software to connect to the VM's Windows operating system.
Note: To access a VM that is running the agent-related software components, the version of the Remote Desktop Client must be version 8 or later. Otherwise, the connection fails. Using the most up-to-date Remote Desktop Client is recommended.
- If the master image VM was created with a public IP address, you can use that IP address in your RDP software
- If the master image VM has a private IP address, you must RDP into it by one of these two methods:
- Using another VM in your Microsoft Azure subscription that does have a public IP address and doing an outbound RDP into the master image VM.
- Use your VPN and RDP into the master image VM over your corporate network
- Log in to the Windows operating system using credentials (user name and password) as described in the prerequisites here.
When using the local administrator account credentials that were specified in the Import Image wizard when the VM was created, enter the username as
\username.Note: When the VM is a domain-joined VM, as described in the prerequisites here, and you want to use a domain account instead of the local administrator account, enter the user name as
domain\usernamewhere domain is the name of the domain.
- Install the drivers as described in the Driver installation section of the Microsoft article Set up GPU drivers for N-series VMs running Windows.
- When the drivers are installed, restart the VM.
- Reconnect to the VM, log in, and verify that the NVIDIA driver is installed and working in the VM.
In the VM, open the Device Manager, expand Display Adapters, and verify the proper installation of the NVIDIA driver.
- Sign out of the VM's Windows operating system.