Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
User Guide for Linux Instances

Activate GRID Workstation Features (G3 Instances Only)

To activate the GRID features on G3 instances, you must define the product type for the driver in the /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf file.

To activate GRID features on G3 Linux instances

  1. Create the /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf file from the provided template file.

    sudo cp /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf.template /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf
  2. Open the /etc/nvidia/gridd.conf file in your favorite text editor.

  3. Find the FeatureType line, and set it equal to 2.

  4. Save the file and exit.

  5. Restart the nvidia-gridd licensing daemon to pick up the new configuration.

    sudo service nvidia-gridd restart


    There is a bug in the current version of the nvidia-gridd daemon that throws NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation license errors. You can ignore these errors.

    nvidia-gridd: Failed to acquire NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation license.

    You can validate that the NVIDIA GRID Virtual Workstation functionality is enabled by verifying that 4K resolution options are available.