A DLVM is a special type of DSVM that has a base image that is customized for deep learning. We can use either Windows 2016 or Ubuntu Linux as the OS. It has pre-installed frameworks, tools, and tutorials to get you started quickly with deep learning.
Provisioning a DLVM is similar to provisioning a DSVM. We need to select a GPU-based VM for a DLVM:
- Go to the Azure portal and search for deep learning virtual machine. We can create a DLVM in the same way as we created a DSVM.
- A window will pop up, asking us to provide a name and select an OS, username, password, resource group, location, and so on. The next window requires us to select a GPU-based VM. As shown in the following screenshot, the VM sizes that are not available in your region or with your current subscription will be grayed out: