aschkan
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Do we need additional license from VMware to share GPU between Linux vms ?

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Hi all,

Right now we use VMware vSphere 6 Standard. I want to know is it possible with the current license sharing GPU between Linux VMs? I have already a Quadro vDWS license from Nvidia.

Best Regards,

Ashkan

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sjesse
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You need enterpise, there are vmware resources, but this says it as well coming from nvidia

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4130/~/nvidia-vgpu-for-vsphere%2Fesxi-is-a-premi...

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sjesse
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You need enterpise, there are vmware resources, but this says it as well coming from nvidia

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4130/~/nvidia-vgpu-for-vsphere%2Fesxi-is-a-premi...

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Raudi
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But if you are using vDGA (PCI Passthrough) you don't need a enterprise license. But then you can't share a single GPU with more VM's. If you have only one VM per GPU and don't use vGPU, then a vDWS license is the correct license and you can use every ESX license...