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 1.9.3:

  • UPGRADE IS REQUIRED: user authentication changes in SDK Manager requires to use the latest version.
  • Bug fixes, UI enhancements, and stability improvements.

System Requirements

System requirements of SDK Manager may differ from the system requirements of the specific SDK you are installing. Refer to the system requirements for the specific DRIVE, Jetson, Clara Holoscan, Rivermax, DOCA, or Ethernet Switch product release you are installing.

Hardware RAM 8GB
Internet Connection
Dependencies Requirements vary depending on the deployed SDK.


✔ 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.

While SDK Manager supports all the below host operating systems, you need to verify the SDK package supports the host OS; the requirements are set by the SDK package you are installing. See the host operating system compatibility matrix for details:

SDK Version
Supported Host Operating System
Red Hat
Rocky Linux
16.04 18.04 20.04 22.04 7.6 8 8.2 7.6 8 8.2 8.6 8.6 10.8
JetPack 4.x
JetPack 5.x
HoloPack 1.x
HoloPack 2.x
DRIVE OS 5.0.x
DRIVE 0S 6.0.x
DOCA 1.x
DOCA 2.x
Ethernet Switch
Switch 4.x
Rivermax 1.x
Rivermax 1.2x

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.