Linux N-Series VM - NVIDIA failing at boot

Nikhil Chand 1 Reputation point

Size: Standard NV36ads A10 v5 (36 vcpus, 440 GiB memory)
OS: Ubuntu 22_04-lts-gen2 (edited, original post stating Ubuntu 20.04 was incorrect. Correct version is 22.04).

Added the NVIDIA GPU Driver Extension for Linux extension per:

  • 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.

Any ideas what I can try?

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  1. JimmySalian-2011 41,471 Reputation points


    Can you check the logs and provide more details on this, also check the troublshooting steps for the extensions over here features-linux

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  2. Nikhil Chand 1 Reputation point

    Here is some perhaps related info in the nvidia log file?


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  3. Nikhil Chand 1 Reputation point

    My apologies - the OS is 22.04, not 20.04:


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  4. Nikhil Chand 1 Reputation point

    One thing I just discovered, not sure if it is related.

    In this document, it seems to indicate that the typeHandlerVersion should be 1.3.

    But, when installing the extension via Azure portal, the template file shows version 1.2. Is it possible Azure is not publishing the correct/updated version of the NvidiaGpuDriverLinux driver extension package?

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  5. Nikhil Chand 1 Reputation point

    Another new development. I followed the article here, which was provided by Microsoft in the Diagnostics are of Azure portal as the method to install NVIDIA graphics drivers. Now, the machine has a boot loop failure as such:


    After about 30 minutes, it finally came to a login prompt. I uninstalled via the following and it boots again:


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