You run the AI and ML applications on a vSphere Bitfusion client. Since vSphere Bitfusion 2.5, you can install and enable a vSphere Bitfusion client on any machine.

System Requirements for vSphere Bitfusion Client

  • Тhe minimum disk space requirement for a vSphere Bitfusion client is 2 GB.
  • The minimum memory requirement for a vSphere Bitfusion client is at least 150% of the GPU memory that applications request to use.
  • The minimum virtual CPU (vCPU) requirement for a vSphere Bitfusion client is the same as the requirement for running applications with dedicated, local GPUs.
  • The vSphere Bitfusion client must be installed on a machine that uses one of the following operating systems.
    • CentOS 7.0
    • CentOS 8.0
    • Red Hat Linux 7.4 or later
    • Ubuntu 16.04
    • Ubuntu 18.04
    • Ubuntu 20.04

Prerequisite for VMs

If the vSphere Bitfusion client runs on a virtual machine (VM), all VMware Tools Scripts must be enabled. When creating a new virtual machine, the scripts are enabled in the default configuration.

Additional Prerequisites for VMs

If the vSphere Bitfusion client runs on a VM that is part of the same vCenter Server instance as the vSphere Bitfusion servers, additional system requirements apply.
  • vSphere Bitfusion client VM must run on a vSphere deployment managed by vCenter Server 7.0.
  • The vSphere Bitfusion client must be installed on an ESXi host with version 6.7 or later.
  • All VMware Tools Scripts must be enabled. When creating a new virtual machine, the scripts are enabled in the default configuration.

vSphere Bitfusion Client Enablement

You can enable a client in one of the following ways.

Required Ports for vSphere Bitfusion Client

Verify that the following ports are not blocked by using a denylist or firewall rules. A vSphere Bitfusion client communicates with vSphere Bitfusion server on the following ports.
  • 56001
  • 55001–55100
  • 45201–46225