Q1: how to use openai chatgpt service#

change your LLM_MODEL in .env


set your OPENAPI KEY


make sure your openapi API_KEY is available

Q2: What difference between python dbgpt_server --light and python dbgpt_server#


  • python dbgpt_server --light dbgpt_server does not start the llm service. Users can deploy the llm service separately by using python llmserver, and dbgpt_server accesses the llm service through set the LLM_SERVER environment variable in .env. The purpose is to allow for the separate deployment of dbgpt’s backend service and llm service.

  • python dbgpt_server dbgpt_server service and the llm service are deployed on the same instance. when dbgpt_server starts the service, it also starts the llm service at the same time.


If you want to access an external LLM service(deployed by DB-GPT), you need to

1.set the variables LLM_MODEL=YOUR_MODEL_NAME, MODEL_SERVER=YOUR_MODEL_SERVER(eg:http://localhost:5000) in the .env file.

2.execute dbgpt_server.py in light mode

python pilot/server/dbgpt_server.py –light

Q3: How to use MultiGPUs#

DB-GPT will use all available gpu by default. And you can modify the setting CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES=0,1 in .env file to use the specific gpu IDs.

Optionally, you can also specify the gpu ID to use before the starting command, as shown below:

# Specify 1 gpu
CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES=0 python3 pilot/server/dbgpt_server.py

# Specify 4 gpus
CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES=3,4,5,6 python3 pilot/server/dbgpt_server.py

You can modify the setting MAX_GPU_MEMORY=xxGib in .env file to configure the maximum memory used by each GPU.

Q4: Not Enough Memory#

DB-GPT supported 8-bit quantization and 4-bit quantization.

You can modify the setting QUANTIZE_8bit=True or QUANTIZE_4bit=True in .env file to use quantization(8-bit quantization is enabled by default).

Llama-2-70b with 8-bit quantization can run with 80 GB of VRAM, and 4-bit quantization can run with 48 GB of VRAM.

Note: you need to install the quantization dependencies with pip install -e ".[quantization]"

Q5: How to Add LLM Service dynamic local mode#

Now DB-GPT through multi-llm service switch, so how to add llm service dynamic,

dbgpt model start --model_name ${your_model_name} --model_path ${your_model_path}

eg: dbgpt model start --model_name chatglm2-6b --model_path /root/DB-GPT/models/chatglm2-6b

eg: dbgpt model start --model_name chatgpt_proxyllm --model_path chatgpt_proxyllm --proxy_api_key ${OPENAI_KEY} --proxy_server_url {OPENAI_URL}

Q6: How to Add LLM Service dynamic in remote mode#

If you deploy llm service in remote machine instance, and you want to add model service to dbgpt server to manage

use dbgpt start worker and set –controller_addr.

eg: dbgpt start worker --model_name vicuna-13b-v1.5 \
--model_path /app/models/vicuna-13b-v1.5 \
--port 8002 \

Q7: dbgpt command not found#

pip install -e "pip install -e ".[default]"

Q8: When starting the worker_manager on a cloud server and registering it with the controller, it is noticed that the worker’s exposed IP is a private IP instead of a public IP, which leads to the inability to access the service.#

--worker_register_host  public_ip     The ip address of current worker to register
                                to ModelController. If None, the address is
                                  automatically determined

Q9: How to customize model path and prompt template#

DB-GPT will read the model path from pilot.configs.model_config.LLM_MODEL_CONFIG based on the LLM_MODEL. Of course, you can use the environment variable LLM_MODEL_PATH to specify the model path and LLM_PROMPT_TEMPLATE to specify your model prompt template.