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DeepStream SDK delivers a complete streaming analytics toolkit for AI based video and image understanding and multi-sensor processing. This container is for NVIDIA Enterprise GPUs.



Latest Tag



September 7, 2023

Compressed Size

12.52 GB

Multinode Support


Multi-Arch Support


6.3-triton-multiarch (Latest) Scan Results

Linux / arm64

Linux / amd64

Before You Start

With the DeepStream 6.3 Release, we have introduced a new NGC DeepStream SDK Collection.

This collection serves as a hub for all DeepStream assets. Make sure you check it out!

DeepStream container for Enterprise Grade GPUs

Please refer to the section below which describes the different container options offered for NVIDIA Data Center GPUs running on x86 platform.

Container Name


License Type

Replaces (previous releases)




X86 + Jetson


(x86 & Jetson)

(x86 & Jetson)

(x86 & Jetson)

The DeepStream Triton container enables inference using Triton Inference Server. With Triton developers can run inference natively using TensorFlow, TensorFlow-TensorRT, PyTorch and ONNX-RT. Inference with Triton is supported in the reference application (deepstream-app)





The DeepStream samples container extends the base container to also include sample applications that are included in the DeepStream SDK along with associated config files, models, and streams. This container is ideal to understand and explore the DeepStream SDK using the provided samples.





The DeepStream development container is the recommended container to get you started as it includes Graph Composer, the build toolchains, development libraries and packages necessary for building DeepStream reference applications within the container. This container is slightly larger in size by virtue of including the build dependencies.


NOTE: Dockers from previous CUDA releases DeepStream dockers or dockers derived from previous releases (before DeepStream 6.1) will need to update their CUDA GPG key to perform software updates. You can find additional details here for details.

Getting Started


Ensure these prerequisites are installed in your system before proceeding to the next step:




We recommend using Docker 20.10.13 along with the latest nvidia-container-toolkit

as described in the installation steps. Usage of nvidia-docker2 packages in conjunction

with prior docker versions are now deprecated.


Use version: 525.125.06 for production deployments
Please Note that for GeForce and RTX cards GPU driver must be 530 or higher.

Codecs script

DeepStream dockers no longer package libraries for certain multimedia operations such as: audio data

parsing, CPU decode, and CPU encode. This translates into limited functionality with MP4 files.

We provide a script to install these components. Make sure to execute the script within the container:

Pull the container:

1.      From the top-right corner of this page, select the pull-down Get Container and copy the URL to the default container. Alternatively, click on View all tags to select a different container.

2.      Open a command prompt on your Linux compatible system and run the following command. Ensure the pull completes successfully before proceeding to the next step.

docker pull

Run the container:

3.      Allow external applications to connect to the host's X display:

xhost +

4.      Run the docker container (use the desired container tag in the command line below):
If using docker (recommended):

docker run --gpus all -it --rm --net=host --privileged -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY -w /opt/nvidia/deepstream/deepstream-6.3

If using nvidia-docker (deprecated) based on a version of docker prior to 19.03:

Docker command line options explained:




means run in interactive mode


This option makes GPUs accessible inside the container. It is also possible to specify a device (i.e. '"'device=0'")


will delete the container when finished


grants access to the container to the host resources. This flag is need to run Graph Composer from the -devel container


Specifies the mounting directory and it can be used to mount host's X11 display in the container filesystem to render output videos. Users can mount additional directories (using -v option) as required to easily access configuration files, models, and other resources. (i.e., use -v /home:/home) to mount the home directory into the container filesystem.

--cap-add SYSLOG

This option needs to be included to enable usage of the nvds_logger functionality inside the container


to enable RTSP out, network port needs to be mapped from container to host to enable incoming connections using the -p option in the command line; eg :-p 8554:8554

Please refer to 
/opt/nvidia/deepstream/deepstream-6.3/README inside the container for details on deepstream-app usage.

Using the Triton docker as a base image
For creating a base image using the Triton (x86) docker as a baseline, one approach is to use an entry point with a combined script so end users can run a specific script for their application.

ENTRYPOINT ["/bin/sh", "-c" , "/opt/nvidia/deepstream/deepstream-6.3/ && \<custom command\>"]


AMQP support is not included inside the container. Please refer AMQP Protocol Adapter Section within the DeepStream 6.3 Plugin Guide Section for instructions on how to install necessary dependencies for enabling AMQP if required.


There are known bugs and limitations in the SDK. To learn more about those, refer to the release notes.


The following licenses apply to the DeepStream SDK assets:


Applicable EULA



DeepStream SDK EULA

A copy of the license is available on the following folder of the SDK:


DeepStream NGC License

License grants redistribution rights allowing developers to build applications on top of the DeepStream containers

Development Containers

DeepStream NGC Development License

A development-only license. Does not allow redistribution of the container

NOTE: By pulling, downloading, or using the DeepStream SDK, you accept the terms and conditions of the EULA licenses listed above.

Please note that all container images come with the following packages installed:

In addition, the (deepstream:6.3-gc-triton-devel) container includes the Vulkan Validation Layers (v1.1.123) to support the NVIDIA Graph Composer.

The software listed below is provided under the terms of GPLv3.

To obtain source code for software provided under licenses that require redistribution of source code, including the GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), contact This offer is valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of the distribution of this product by NVIDIA CORPORATION.




GPL 3.0


GPL 3.0


GPL 3.0


GPL 3.0


GPL 3.0


GPL 3.0

Ethical AI

NVIDIA’s platforms and application frameworks enable developers to build a wide array of AI applications. Consider potential algorithmic bias when choosing or creating the models being deployed. Work with the model’s developer to ensure that it meets the requirements for the relevant industry and use case; that the necessary instruction and documentation are provided to understand error rates, confidence intervals, and results; and that the model is being used under the conditions and in the manner intended.