Before You Begin the Installation

Please review the following information before you begin installing Driverless AI. Be sure to also review the Sizing Requirements in the next section before beginning the installation.

Note about nvidia-docker 1.0

If you have nvidia-docker 1.0 installed, you need to remove it and all existing GPU containers. Refer to for more information.

Note about CUDA versions

Your host environment must have CUDA 10.0 or later with NVIDIA drivers >= 410 installed. Driverless AI ships with its own CUDA libraries, but the driver must exist in the host environment. Go to to get the latest NVIDIA Tesla V/P/K series driver.

Note about Authentication

The default authentication setting in Driverless AI is “unvalidated.” In this case, Driverless AI will accept any login and password combination, it will not validate whether the password is correct for the specified login ID, and it will connect to the system as the user specified in the login ID. This is true for all instances, including Cloud, Docker, and native instances.

We recommend that you configure authentication. Driverless AI provides a number of authentication options, including LDAP, PAM, Local, and None. Refer to Configuring Authentication for information on how to enable a different authentication method.

Note: Driverless AI is also integrated with IBM Spectrum Conductor and supports authentication from Conductor. Contact for more information about using IBM Spectrum Conductor authentication.