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  3. User Guide
  4. Creating a Private Image
  5. Creating a System Disk Image Using a Windows ECS
  6. (Optional) Installing Special Drivers

(Optional) Installing Special Drivers

Before an ECS is used to create a private image, you need to install special drivers on it.

  1. For a G1 ECS, perform the following operations to install the GRID driver:
    1. Obtain the driver installation package required for an OS. For details, see Table 1.
      Download path: http://www.nvidia.com/grid-eval
      Table 1 vGPU/GRID driver versions supported by GPU-accelerated ECSs

      ECS Type

      Driver Version


      vGPU 4.1: GRID for UVP

    2. Check whether NVIDIA is used for the first time.
      1. If yes, go to step 1.c.
      2. If no, go to step 1.e.
    3. Obtain the Product Activation Key (PAK) from the email indicating successful registration with NVIDIA.
      Figure 1 PAK
    4. Enter the PAK obtained in step 1.c on the Redeem Product Activation Keys page and click Redeem.
      Figure 2 Redeem Product Activation Keys
    5. Specify Username and Password and click LOGIN.
      Figure 3 Logging in to the official NVIDIA website
    6. Log in at the official NVIDIA website as prompted and choose Software & Services > Product Information.
      Figure 4 Selecting Product Information
    7. Click the Archived Versions tab.
    8. Download the NVIDIA vGPU driver of the required version. For details, see Table 1.
    9. Decompress the vGPU driver installation package and install the driver that matches your ECS OS.
  2. If a G2 ECS is created using a private image, make sure that the GPU driver has been installed during the private image creation. If not, install the driver after creating the ECS.

    To download the GPU driver, log in at http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us. You are advised to select the latest CUDA toolkit version.

    After the GPU driver is installed, run the following command to switch the GPU working mode and restart the ECS (for example, the GPU driver is installed in C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI\nvidia-smi.exe):

    "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI\nvidia-smi.exe" -dm 0

  3. If a GPU-optimized G2 ECS is created using a private image, install an SR-IOV driver during the private image creation. Otherwise, install it after the ECS is created.

    To download the SR-IOV driver, access https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel++Ethernet+Connections+CD. You are suggested to select version 20.4.1 or later.

    During driver installation, if you encounter the "No Intel adapter found" error, see How Can I Handle the Issue that a Windows 7 ECS Equipped with an Intel 82599 NIC Reports an Error in SR-IOV Scenarios? for troubleshooting.