Last updated：2021-03-19 14:49:59
Virtual GPU (vGPU) enables Kingsoft Cloud GPU Elastic Compute (GEC) instances to host virtual GPU instances. You must use vGPU instances in combination with the following components:
vGPU instances support the following types of licenses. Different licenses can be used for different purposes.
The following figure shows the relationship among vGPU instances, the GRID driver, the license server, and licenses.
To use the features of vGPU, perform the following steps:
Purchase a vGPU instance.
When you purchase a vGPU instance, you can select a standard image or contact Kingsoft Cloud customer service to obtain an image with the GRID driver pre-installed.
For more information about how to purchase a vGPU instance, see Create a GEC instance.
Obtain a license file. You can purchase a license from NVDIA or contact Kingsoft Cloud customer service to obtain a license file.
Build a license server and import the license file to the license server.
For more information, see Set up a license server.
Install and activate the GRID driver on the vGPU instance.
Select the installation and activation methods for your operating system:
(Optional) Install the GRID driver on other GEC instances to enable the instances to have the graphics and image computing capabilities of vGPU.
For more information, see Install the GRID driver on a GPU Computing instance.