Everything You Need to Set Up Your Development Environment

NVIDIA SDK Manager provides an end-to-end development environment setup solution for NVIDIA’s DRIVE, Jetson, Holoscan, Rivermax, DOCA and Ethernet Switch SDKs for both host and target devices.

NVIDIA SDK Manager development environment setup solution

What’s New in SDK Manager:

Version 1.9.1:

  • Add support for Ubuntu 22.04 on x86_64 systems.
  • Add support for flashing target hardware from Windows 11 Desktop Host using WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
  • DOCA SDK: Add support for Rocky 8.6 and Red Hat 8.6 on x86_64 systems.
  • DOCA SDK: Support flashing and installing multiple DPU cards in a single session.
  • DOCA SDK: Rivermax is now available as an additional SDK.
System Requirements
Host OS
on x86_64 system
Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 and 22.04
CentOS 7.6, 8.0 and 8.2
Rocky Linux 8.6
Red Hat 7.6, 8.0, and 8.2 and 8.6
Debian 10: 10.8
DependenciesRequirements vary depending on the deployed SDK.
HardwareRAM 8GB
Internet Connection
For specific DRIVE, JetPack, HoloPack, Rivermax, DOCA and Ethernet Switch deployed SDKs, see product release notes.


✔ Faster than ever
Fast download and streamlined development environment setup.

✔ Packages and dependencies manager
Orchestrates SDKs, tools and driver combinations, secures incompatibilities of software versions.

✔ Supports both host machine and target devices
Installs SDKs on host machine, flashes NVIDIA HW development platforms, supports different OSes.

✔ Designed for developers
GUI and command line applications.

✔ Easy to get
A single location for multiple software development SDKs and tools.

✔ Know when there is an update
Update notifications to get the latest and greatest from NVIDIA.

SDK Manager deploys NVIDIA DRIVE, Jetson, HoloPack, Rivermax, DOCA and Ethernet Switch SDKs.

Learn more about NVIDIA DRIVE
Learn more about NVIDIA Jetson
Learn more about NVIDIA Clara Holoscan SDK
Learn more about Nvidia Rivermax SDK
Learn more about NVIDIA DOCA SDK
Learn more about NVIDIA Ethernet Switch SDK

Get Started:


        .deb Ubuntu          .rpm CentOS/RHEL


  • Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 or 20.04 or 22.04: from a terminal window, install the Debian package with the command: sudo apt install ./sdkmanager_[version]-[build#]_amd64.deb
  • CentOS/RHEL 8.0 or 8.2: from a terminal window, install the rpm package with the command: sudo dnf install ./sdkmanager_[version]-[build#].x86_64.rpm
  • CentOS/RHEL 7.6: from a terminal window, install the rpm package with the command: sudo yum install ./sdkmanager_[version]-[build#].x86_64.rpm
  • SDK Manager also supports command line interface. Run sdkmanager --help to see the options


  • From a terminal window, launch SDK Manager with the command: sdkmanager


  • From the SDK Manager launch screen, select the appropriate login tab for your account type, NVIDIA Developer (developer.nvidia.com) OR NVONLINE (partners.nvidia.com) and complete the login process.
  • Select the Product Category you would like to install and follow the steps to complete the installation.


Docker Support:


        Docker Image - Ubuntu 18.04         Docker Image - Ubuntu 20.04         Docker Image - Ubuntu 22.04


  • From a terminal, load the Docker image: docker load -i ./sdkmanager-[version].[build#]-[base_OS]_docker.tar.gz
  • It is recommended that you tag the version as "latest," for ease of use: docker tag sdkmanager:[version].[build#] sdkmanager:latest


  • The Docker image is designed to be executed directly from the host, without the need to open the terminal inside the docker itself. The sdkmanager executable is the entrypoint. SDK Manager CLI arguments should be used directly when running a new container:
  • Example command: SDK Manager CLI with Docker: docker run -it --rm sdkmanager --help
  • For more information, see SDK Manager user guide.

Visit SDK Manager Downloads Archive for older versions.

*SDK Manager is using open source software available for download here.