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Installing Nvidia host drivers before Cluster expand

  • 31 March 2021
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We are in the Process of expanding our 4 Node Cluster to 6 Nodes. The Installation of the Hosts was successful using the Foundation VM. However, the servers have Nvidia cards installed, so we need to install the driver as well. When the Cluster is expanded with the 2 extra nodes, my understanding of the command “install_host_package” is, that it will install the drivers on all hosts, that have Nvidia cards. Even those, that already have the driver. To do so it will migrate the VMs and put the Hosts into maintenance. This is not an option for us, since the reason we are expanding the cluster is that the current cluster already is overloaded. I am looking for a way to install the drivers without interfering with the up and running environment. For example, is there a way to install the drivers before expanding the cluster?


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