pmdanvidia(1) — Linux manual page

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PMDANVIDIA(1)            General Commands Manual           PMDANVIDIA(1)

NAME         top

       pmdanvidia - nvidia gpu metrics domain agent (PMDA)

SYNOPSIS         top

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/nvidia/pmdanvidia [-d domain] [-l logfile]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdanvidia is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
       extracts performance metrics describing the metrics available on
       NVIDIA GPU cards via the NVML library.

       The nvidia PMDA exports metrics that measure gpu activity, memory
       utilization, fan speed, etc on NVIDIA Tesla and Quadro cards.
       Metrics are unlikely to be available for consumer class cards.

       A brief description of the pmdanvidia command line options
       follows:

       -d   It is absolutely crucial that the performance metrics domain
            number specified here is unique and consistent.  That is,
            domain should be different for every PMDA on the one host,
            and the same domain number should be used for the same PMDA
            on all hosts.

       -l   Location of the log file.  By default, a log file named
            nvidia.log is written in the current directory of pmcd(1)
            when pmdanvidia is started, i.e.  $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd.  If the
            log file cannot be created or is not writable, output is
            written to the standard error instead.

INSTALLATION         top

       The nvidia PMDA is not installed and available by default.  If
       you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/nvidia
            # ./Remove

       If you want to establish access to the names, help text and
       values for the nvidia performance metrics once more, after
       removal, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/nvidia
            # ./Install

       pmdanvidia is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
       directly.  The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
       agent is installed or removed.

FILES         top

       $PCP_PMCDCONF_PATH
              command line options used to launch pmdanvidia
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/nvidia/help
              default help text file for the nvidia metrics
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/nvidia/Install
              installation script for the pmdanvidia agent
       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/nvidia/Remove
              undo installation script for the pmdanvidia agent
       $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd/nvidia.log
              default log file for error messages and other information
              from pmdanvidia

PCP ENVIRONMENT         top

       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to
       parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP.  On each
       installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values
       for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to
       specify an alternative configuration file, as described in
       pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).

COLOPHON         top

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