13.5. Launching a vGPU instance

You can create a GPU-enabled instance for GPU workloads.


  1. Create an instance using a GPU flavor and image, for example:

    (overcloud)$ openstack server create --flavor m1.small-gpu \
     --image vgpu_image --security-group web --nic net-id=internal0 \
     --key-name lambda vgpu-instance
  2. Log in to the instance as a cloud user. For more information, see Connecting to an instance in the Creating and Managing Instances guide.
  3. To verify that the GPU is accessible from the instance, enter the following command from the instance:

    $ lspci -nn | grep <gpu_name>