Add NVIDIA QUADRO RTX 6000 to vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus in Redhat 7

Hi all,

I want to add NVIDIA QUADRO RTX 6000 to VSphere (VMware vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus) and use it as a vGPU in many Linux Redhat 7.8. After using the following guide:

I encounter this error in dmesg:

The NVIDIA probe routine failed for 1 device(s).
None of the NVIDIA graphics adapters were initialized!
nvidia-nvlink unregistered the nvlink core major device number 242
nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 242
the nvidia gpu 0000:02:02.0 (PCI ID: 10de:1e30)
installer in this system is not supported by the NVIDIA 450.51.06 driver release
Please see ‘Appendix A - Supported NVIDIA GPU products’

Should I use another NVIDIA driver, and is it possible to implement this scenario?

Thank you in advance

Best Regards,

Hi Ashkan

To use vGPU, you’ll need to use a specific driver. You can register for an evaluation of it by following this URL: which will then allow you to download the correct driver.

You’ll also need a License Server to host the evaluation licenses, full details are available here (Quick Start Guide):



Thank you for your response. I have already Quadro vDWS license (do we need an additional license?). Could you please help me to find which driver I need to solve the problem. According to the following link Nvidia 450.51 support Quadro RTX 6000:

Please let me know if there is any other way to extract additional errors from the system.



You’re looking in the wrong place for the driver. You can download the correct driver from the same location that you obtained the vGPU license and license server installer from: