You enable the vSphere Bitfusion client on the client virtual machine (VM).

Note: Bitfusion clients must be part of the same vCenter Server instance as the Bitfusion servers. To add a client that is installed outside of the vCenter Server instance, see Generate a Client Authentication Token.



  1. In the vCenter Server inventory, right-click the vSphere Bitfusion client VM and select Bitfusion > Enable Bitfusion.
  2. In the Bitfusion Enablement dialog box, select the For a client, this will allow users to run Bitfusion workloads radio button, and click Enable.
  3. Power on the client VM.
  4. In the virtual machine terminal, add users to the vSphere Bitfusion group by using the sudo usermod -aG bitfusion username command.
  5. (Optional) Verify that the users were successfully added to the vSphere Bitfusion group.
    1. Log out and log in the vSphere Bitfusion virtual machine terminal.
      Note: If you do not log out and back in to the virtual machine terminal, the new users and their group assignments do not register.
    2. In the virtual machine terminal, run the groups command to list users and their associated groups.
    testuser bitfusion 
  6. (Optional) Verify that the vSphere Bitfusion client is working by listing the available GPUs in the vSphere Bitfusion deployment by running the bitfusion list_gpus command.
    /home/bitfusion$ bitfusion list_gpus
    - server 0 []: running 0 tasks
    |- GPU 0: free memory 16160 MiB / 16160 MiB
    |- GPU 1: free memory 16160 MiB / 16160 MiB
    |- GPU 2: free memory 16160 MiB / 16160 MiB
    |- GPU 3: free memory 16160 MiB / 16160 MiB


You have successfully enabled the vSphere Bitfusion client.

What to do next

Start an application in the vSphere Bitfusion client. After the first run, the vSphere Bitfusion client joins the cluster.