RGN 24 - Updated WSL2 Installation Method

Author RAPIDS Ops
Status

Completed

Topic Breaking Change
RAPIDS Version v22.02+
Created 17 February 2022
Updated 27 April 2022

Overview

The installation method for a RAPIDS compatible WSL2 instance has changed with the release of NVIDIA’s WSL2 capable Production Drivers. If you already have RAPIDS running on WSL2, Please update your drivers accordingly for continued EA support with RAPIDS v22.02. If you are installing RAPIDS inside WSL2 for the first time, please follow the updated instructions below:

1. Please follow the steps in this MS Blog to install WSL2: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install
2. Install the latest production drivers, which are WSL2 capable: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
3. Inside WSL2:
	a. Install conda or docker environments
	b. Install RAPIDS as normal with your environment options of choice.

Please do not install any additional NVIDIA drivers inside WSL2. It is no longer necessary.

Status

  • 12-Feb-2022 - EA support continues.

Impact

Users intending to run RAPIDS v22.02+ in WSL2 should update their systems in accordance with this updated installation guide.