Intel® Movidius™ VPUs Setup Guide for Use with Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit


These steps are only required for IEI Mustang-V100-MX8-R10 card. IEI Mustang-V100-MX8-R11 card doesn’t require any additional steps and it’s completely configured using the general guidance.

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The IEI Mustang-V100-MX8 is an OEM version of the Intel® Vision Accelerator Design with Intel® Movidius™ VPUs. This guide assumes you have installed the Mustang-V100-MX8 and the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit.

Instructions in this guide for configuring your accelerator include:

  1. Installing the required IEI* BSL reset software

  2. Configuration settings for the hddldaemon service


This guide does not apply to Uzel* cards.

IEI Reset Software Installation

Using the IEI Mustang-V100-MX8 requires downloading and installing the most current software for your system.

Visit the IEI Download Center for the most current software and documentation. Search for Mustang-V100-MX8.

Download the appropriate software for your system, decompress the downloaded archive, enter the newly created directory, and run the install script:

On Linux *:

  • Run the script with sudo, or as root.

On Windows *, do one of the following:

  • GUI : Double-click install.bat

  • CLI : Open a console with administrator privileges, cd into the directory, and run install.bat.

Mustang-V100-MX8 Service Configuration

The hddldaemon is a system service, a binary executable that is run to manage the computational workload on the board. It is a required abstraction layer that handles inference, graphics processing, and any type of computation that should be run on the video processing units (VPUs). Depending on the board configuration, there can be 8 or 16 VPUs.


Graphics and other specialized processing may require some custom development.

Conventions Used in This Document

<IE> refers to the following default OpenVINO Inference Engine directories:

  • Linux:

  • Windows:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino\inference_engine

If you have installed OpenVINO in a different directory on your system, you will need to enter your unique directory path.

Configuration File Location


Service Configuration File Settings

Below are some possible configuration options.


After changing a configuration file, the hddldaemon must be restarted.