NVIDIA Tesla M60 - VMWARE 6.5 - RDSH
We are planning to move from traditional Computers to a RDSH (Remote Desktop Session Host) enviroment. No I am wondering if the idea I'm having is actually going to work... I'm having a VMWARE 6.5 farm controlled by VCENTER. The Servers in this farm are HP DL80 Gen9. In these servers I'm planning to install a NVIDIA Tesla M60 card so this card will be available within VMWARE to the Virtual Machines (should work: http://images.nvidia.com/content/pdf/grid/guides/quickstartguide.pdf) With the NVIDIA Tesla M60 card available within VMWARE, I'm going to build several Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 or Windows 2016 Virtual Machines. These MS Servers will be installed with the RDP Role. Users will use PXE boot to boot into a Thinstation (http://thinstation.github.io/thinstation/) enviroment that will connect to the RDP enviroment on VMWARE. Now the big question is: Will the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU in this setup be available for all the RDP clients? Is there something that needs to be done with RemoteFX? Am I missing something else? etc. Any help / good info will be appreciated.
We are planning to move from traditional Computers to a RDSH (Remote Desktop Session Host) enviroment.
No I am wondering if the idea I'm having is actually going to work...

I'm having a VMWARE 6.5 farm controlled by VCENTER. The Servers in this farm are HP DL80 Gen9.
In these servers I'm planning to install a NVIDIA Tesla M60 card so this card will be available within VMWARE to the Virtual Machines (should work: http://images.nvidia.com/content/pdf/grid/guides/quickstartguide.pdf)

With the NVIDIA Tesla M60 card available within VMWARE, I'm going to build several Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 or Windows 2016 Virtual Machines. These MS Servers will be installed with the RDP Role.
Users will use PXE boot to boot into a Thinstation (http://thinstation.github.io/thinstation/) enviroment that will connect to the RDP enviroment on VMWARE.

Now the big question is: Will the NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPU in this setup be available for all the RDP clients? Is there something that needs to be done with RemoteFX? Am I missing something else? etc.

Any help / good info will be appreciated.

#1
Posted 04/07/2017 12:28 PM   
Hi Beaker, that will work. You won't need RemoteFX. BTW RemoteFX won't work at all for Server OS :) You will need vApps licensing for your given RDSH use case and you could use Passthrough or vGPU depending on the VM density you are going to get. I would recommend to use at least 4GB Framebuffer for the RDSH VMs. You might also consider to use M10 instead of M60 if you don't use 3D pro apps on RDSH. Regards Simon
Hi Beaker,

that will work. You won't need RemoteFX. BTW RemoteFX won't work at all for Server OS :) You will need vApps licensing for your given RDSH use case and you could use Passthrough or vGPU depending on the VM density you are going to get. I would recommend to use at least 4GB Framebuffer for the RDSH VMs. You might also consider to use M10 instead of M60 if you don't use 3D pro apps on RDSH.

Regards

Simon

#2
Posted 04/08/2017 07:13 AM   
Hi Simon, Thanks for your answer. It is good to hear that the solution will work. We're not going to use 3D pro apps, it is just default office and some other (not heavy) applications, so the M10 should be a good option as well. Is the vApp licensing correct? We are delivering a full desktop and not just apps. I'm new to Grid cards so settings as Framebuffers etc. is something I need to figure out. Tips are welcome :-) Regards Pascal
Hi Simon,

Thanks for your answer. It is good to hear that the solution will work.
We're not going to use 3D pro apps, it is just default office and some other (not heavy) applications, so the M10 should be a good option as well.

Is the vApp licensing correct? We are delivering a full desktop and not just apps.

I'm new to Grid cards so settings as Framebuffers etc. is something I need to figure out.
Tips are welcome :-)

Regards Pascal

#3
Posted 04/10/2017 12:44 PM   
Hi, yes vApps is correct. You can use RDSH Desktops or apps with vApps licensing. Best regards Simon
Hi,

yes vApps is correct. You can use RDSH Desktops or apps with vApps licensing.


Best regards

Simon

#4
Posted 04/11/2017 07:59 AM   
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