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Troubleshoot the NVIDIA GPU installed in the ESXi Host

You will need to open a SSH connection to the ESXi host to run these commands.

First lets confirm ESXi can pick up the GPU.

nvidia-smi

nvidia smi

The above results show there is a NVIDIA GRID K1 GPU installed.

However, this does not confirm that the GPU is being used.

Confirm if Xorg Service is Running:

/etc/init.d/xorg status

If the service is not running, we can attempt to start the service:

/etc/init.d/xorg start

if the service is started, we can run the following command to list the virtual machines which are using the GPU memory

gpuvm

If successful we should see a list similar to below:

image

Keep an eye out for my next post on the installing the NVIDIA GPU drivers on ESXi 5.5.