Jetson Jetpack 4.6

We are preparing to release a new Jetson-based product. We would like to use Balena’s system to deploy and manage it. However, we are using NVIDIA’s DeepStream 6.0 which requires Jetpack 4.6. From what I can see, Balena doesn’t support Jetpack 4.6, but it looks like it is under development. Can you provide me with information on your timing so that we can make a decision on what tool to use for deployment?

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Hi @dwmicksch - we are just beginning to roll out our JetPack 4.6 support now, and already have a few devices released to Staging for testing with. The TX2 NX and the Jetson Nano 4gb RAM versions are the first ones built, and others are forthcoming. What type of Jetson device are you using? Thanks!

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Jetson Nano 4gb RAM. Is there any chance I can test with it?

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Hi @dwmicksch - you sure can! In balenaCloud, you can “Add Device”, and select the Jetson Nano SD-Card (that particular device type is the 4gb model…we use 2gb in the naming convention for the 2gb version).

Just be sure to look close at the instructions in the Pop-up Modal on the page, you have to use the “jetson-flash” utility to directly write the image to the board (with SD Card inserted) via Recovery mode.

Let me know if you get stuck, and I can try to replicate any issues / errors. Thanks!

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Hello @dwmicksch did you succeed installing balena on your Jetson Nano?

Let us know if we can help you more :slight_smile:

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Hi @dtischler, Very happy to see you’ve released JP4.6 support for Nano 4GB SD Dev kits, I will test this in the new year. Looking forward to it!

Do you have a release date for the Xavier NX SD Dev Kit support for JP4.6?

Thanks and happy christmas!

Hey @ea-andy, I’ve created a GH issue to track this request and will notify our devices team to put it on their radar, but it will still have to be prioritized among other tasks. You can subscribe to notifications on the GH issue but we will also let you know on this thread after it’s been released to production.

Happy Holidays from balena!

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Hi, we have released the image versions v2.88.4+rev10/rev11 for the Xavier NX Devkit SD-CARD and Xavier NX eMMC, and these are based on L4T 32.6.1 - Jetpack 4.6.

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Hi @mpous, I can confirm I’ve flashed a Jetson Nano without issues using the Jetson Flash tool. Thanks!

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Great news! thank you for your confirmation @ea_andy