I want to confirm or find a list of supported servers for the Tesla M60 card with ESXi 6.0. I’ve installed on a Dell PowerEdge R720 the 352.54 vib, and am getting the “nvidia-smi has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the nvidia driver. make sure that the latest nvidia driver is installed and running.” message. I’ve validated that using vmkload_mod - l that the driver appears to not be starting either. I’ve checked dmesg, but am unsure as to what to look for to indicate any error, but am not seeing much. I’ve also checked to see if the card shows up using “lspci | grep -i vga” and other variations, but do not see the card, which is why I am suspecting that an R720 will not work.
The driver installs fine, and I’ve done the necessary steps of Maintenance mode, install, reboot, and exit maintenance mode, now multiple times to no avail. I have an R730, that I can try next, but I want to validate that it is worth the effort first.
I’m hoping it’s a misconfiguration, and that I’ve missed a cable connection in the chassis, as I really would like to get this 720 to work. Please let me know.