To use NVIDIA vGPU, you must configure a shared PCI device for the Linux virtual machine.


Note: For information about the NVIDIA graphics cards and Linux distributions that support vGPU capabilities, see


  1. Power off the virtual machine.
  2. In vSphere Client, select the virtual machine and, under the VM Hardware tab, click Edit Settings.
  3. In the New device menu, select Shared PCI Device.
  4. Click Add and select NVIDIA GRID vGPU from the drop-down menu.
  5. For the GPU Profile setting, select a virtual GPU type from the drop-down menu.
    Note: To support vGPU capabilities on Linux application pools, you must select the profile that assigns the full memory of the physical GPU to the VM. This means selecting the highest available vGPU profile from the list of options.
  6. Click Reserve all memory and click OK.
    You must reserve all virtual machine memory to enable the GPU to support NVIDIA GRID vGPU.
  7. Power on the virtual machine.