This module monitors the
nvidia-smi cli tool.
Requirements and Notes:
You must have the
nvidia-smitool installed and your NVIDIA GPU(s) must support the tool. Mostly the newer high end models used for AI / ML and Crypto or Pro range, read more about nvidia_smi.
You must enable this plugin as its disabled by default due to minor performance issues.
On some systems when the GPU is idle the
nvidia-smitool unloads and there is added latency again when it is next queried. If you are running GPUs under constant workload this isn’t likely to be an issue.
nvidia-smitool is being queried via cli. Updating the plugin to use the nvidia c/c++ API directly should resolve this issue. See discussion here: https://github.com/netdata/netdata/pull/4357
Contributions are welcome.
netdatauser can execute
/usr/bin/nvidia-smior wherever your binary is.
poll_secondsis how often in seconds the tool is polled for as an integer.
- GPU utilization
- memory allocation
- memory utilization
- fan speed
- power usage
- clock speed
- PCI bandwidth