Nvidia grid Tesla M10-8Q profiles issue


We have bought a brand new Dell R740 server and Tesla M10 graphics card.
I have installed latest grid driver “NVIDIA-VMware_ESXi_6.5_Host_Driver_367.124-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673-offline_bundle” on the esxi 6.5 host.
M10-8Q profile has been assigned to 4 VM’s. Once power ON the VM’s the ESXi host is crashing with PSOD (Pink screen of death). Had opened a case with VMware and they are suspecting the Nvidia driver.
Kindly let me know is this a known issue and any resolution available for this issue?


  1. Check problems with R740 like https://communities.vmware.com/thread/589055
  2. Check problems with Grid4.x drivers and upgrade to Grid6.1 (driver R390 branch) like https://gridforums.nvidia.com/default/topic/8739/#13140. (My opinion: NVidia makes (licenseless) Grid4.x intentionally more buggy and unusable up to year 2022 (XenServer 7.1 LTSR EOL) to force customers update to new Grid release and drop licenseless Grid K1/K2 and buy new more expensive HW and pay license fees to Nvidia)