Azure N-Series Ubuntu VM - NVIDIA failing at boot

Size: Standard NV36ads A10 v5 (36 vcpus, 440 GiB memory)
OS: Ubuntu 22_04-lts-gen2

Added the NVIDIA GPU Driver Extension for Linux extension per: NVIDIA GPU Driver Extension - Azure Linux VMs - Azure Virtual Machines | Microsoft Docs

  • Extension says it installed successfully.

Upon boot I see:

[FAILED] Failed to start LSB: Micro…ension for nVidia GPU Drivers.
See ‘systemctl status nvidia-vmext-service.service’ for details.

nvidia log file shows:

Tried installing via article: How do I add NVIDIA GPU to a Linux virtual machine? - Microsoft Q&A

But then get this boot loop failure, which after about 30 minutes I can get back to a login screen, purge, and boot normally again: