Learn about the Wavefront NVIDIA Integration.

NVIDIA Integration

This integration allows you to monitor your NVDIA GPU cluster with Wavefront. It uses the Telegraf NVIDIA plugin to pull the GPU name, fan speed, memory usage, temperature, and UUID.

In addition to setting up the metrics flow, this integration also installs a dashboard. Here’s a preview of the default dashboard.


To see a list of the metrics for this integration, select the integration from https://github.com/influxdata/telegraf/tree/master/plugins/inputs.


This integration uses telegraf to fetch the metrics from nvidia-smi and push them to Wavefront.

Step 1: Install the Telegraf Agent

This integration uses the nvidia-smi input plugin for Telegraf. If you’ve already installed Telegraf on your server(s), you can skip to Step 2.

Log in to your Wavefront instance and follow the instructions in the Setup tab to install Telegraf and a Wavefront proxy in your environment. If a proxy is already running in your environment, you can select that proxy and the Telegraf install command connects with that proxy. Sign up for a free trial to check it out!

Step 2: Configure NVIDIA Input Plugin

Create a file called nvidia.conf in /etc/telegraf/telegraf.d and enter the following snippet:

  ## Typical locations for nvidia-smi are /usr/bin/nvidia-smi for Linux
  ## and C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI\nvidia-smi.exe
  ## for windows
  bin_path = "/usr/bin/nvidia-smi"

  timeout = "1s"

Note: On windows, telegraf.conf is located at C:\Program Files\Telegraf\telegraf.conf.

Save the file and restart Telegraf as given below.

Step 3. Restart Telegraf


sudo service telegraf restart


net stop telegraf
net start telegraf