NVIDIA Virtual GPU Software v8.0 Just Released! Now Supporting Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019!

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As you may have seen, NVIDIA just released their latest and greatest Virtual GPU (vGPU) Software version 8.0 to web!! As the version number indicates, this is a MAJOR RELEASE and my colleague Thomas Poppelgaard shares some of the top features in his blog post here.

While there are a lot of awesome new features in this release, I primarily wanted to write a blog post to highlight the fact that this is the first release of NVIDIA vGPU Software that officially supports Windows Server 2019! That’s awesome. Along with it comes support for the latest Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) build, version 1809. This has been long awaited by many NVIDIA vGPU fans like me, and I am stoked to give it a whirl!

Below you will find a list of all the new features in this release. You can find more details, download the latest, and get a free evaluation license on NVIDIA’s Virtual GPU Software Documentation site here:
https://docs.nvidia.com/grid

Now for the list of latest features!


What’s New in NVIDIA vGPU Software R418

Updates by Release

Updates for each release in this release family of NVIDIA vGPU software may include new features, introduction of hardware and software support, and withdrawal of hardware and software support.

1.1. Updates in Release 8.0

New Features in Release 8.0

Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 8.0

  • Support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro RTX 6000
    • Quadro RTX 8000
  • Support for Windows Server 2019 with Hyper-V role
  • Support for the following OS releases as a guest OS:
    • Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809)
    • Windows Server 2019

Feature Support Withdrawn in Release 8.0

  • Citrix Hypervisor 7.5 is no longer supported.

Virtual GPU Software R418 for Citrix Hypervisor Release Notes

Release information for all users of NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on Citrix Hypervisor.

1. Release Notes

These Release Notes summarize current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA vGPU software and associated hardware on Citrix Hypervisor.

The releases in this release family of NVIDIA vGPU software include the software listed in the following table:

Software8.0
NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager for the Citrix Hypervisor releases listed in Hypervisor Software Releases418.66
NVIDIA Windows driver425.31
NVIDIA Linux driver418.70

CAUTION:

If you install the wrong NVIDIA vGPU software packages for the version of Citrix Hypervisor you are using, NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager will fail to load.

The vGPU Manager and guest VM drivers must be installed together. Older VM drivers will not function correctly with this release of vGPU Manager. Similarly, older releases of vGPU Manager will not function correctly with this release of the guest VM drivers.

See VM running older NVIDIA vGPU drivers fails to initialize vGPU when booted.

This requirement does not apply to the NVIDIA vGPU software license sever. All releases of NVIDIA vGPU software are compatible with all releases of the license server.

1.1. Updates in Release 8.0

New Features in Release 8.0

  • New -1B4 virtual GPU types
  • XenMotion support on the following GPUs:
    • Tesla M6
    • Tesla V100 SXM2
    • Tesla V100 SXM2 32GB
    • Tesla V100 PCIe
    • Tesla V100 PCIe 32GB
    • Tesla V100 FHHL
    • Quadro RTX 6000
    • Quadro RTX 8000
    For the complete list of GPUs that support XenMotion, see XenMotion with vGPU Support.
  • Security updates
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 8.0

  • Support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro RTX 6000
    • Quadro RTX 8000
  • Support for the following OS releases as a guest OS:
    • Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809)
    • Windows Server 2019

Feature Support Withdrawn in Release 8.0

  • Citrix Hypervisor 7.5 is no longer supported.

Continue reading here…
Virtual GPU Software R418 for Citrix Hypervisor Release Notes


Virtual GPU Software R418 for VMware vSphere Release Notes

Release information for all users of NVIDIA virtual GPU software and hardware on VMware vSphere.

1. Release Notes

These Release Notes summarize current status, information on validated platforms, and known issues with NVIDIA vGPU software and associated hardware on VMware vSphere.

The releases in this release family of NVIDIA vGPU software include the software listed in the following table:

Software8.0
NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager for the VMware vSphere releases listed in Hypervisor Software Releases418.66
NVIDIA Windows driver425.31
NVIDIA Linux driver418.70

CAUTION:

If you install the wrong NVIDIA vGPU software packages for the version of VMware vSphere you are using, NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager will fail to load.

The vGPU Manager and guest VM drivers must be installed together. Older VM drivers will not function correctly with this release of vGPU Manager. Similarly, older releases of vGPU Manager will not function correctly with this release of the guest VM drivers.

See VM running older NVIDIA vGPU drivers fails to initialize vGPU when booted.

This requirement does not apply to the NVIDIA vGPU software license sever. All releases of NVIDIA vGPU software are compatible with all releases of the license server.

1.1. Updates in Release 8.0

New Features in Release 8.0

  • New -1B4 virtual GPU types
  • vGPU migration support on the following GPUs:
    • Tesla M6
    • Tesla V100 SXM2
    • Tesla V100 SXM2 32GB
    • Tesla V100 PCIe
    • Tesla V100 PCIe 32GB
    • Tesla V100 FHHL
    • Quadro RTX 6000
    • Quadro RTX 8000
    For the complete list of GPUs that support vGPU migration, see vGPU Migration Support.
  • Security updates
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Hardware and Software Support Introduced in Release 8.0

  • Support for the following GPUs:
    • Quadro RTX 6000
    • Quadro RTX 8000
  • Support for the following OS releases as a guest OS:
    • Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809)
    • Windows Server 2019

Continue reading here…
Virtual GPU Software R418 for VMware vSphere Release Notes


Summary

As you can see from the list of features, this is definitely a long awaited MAJOR RELEASE for NVIDIA Virtual GPU Software. Follow me on Twitter (@youngtech) or other social media platforms, or check back in for more news and announcements.

Thanks for reading!

Dane Young, MBA
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