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GPU-Accelerate >>one<< RDSH (Windows Server 2019) on VMWare Essentials Plus
Dear NVIDIA experts. Since Windows Server 2016/2019 RDSH we are experiencing high CPU load with at many customers, with the same amount of users, where Server 2012R2 had no problems at all. Trying out and talking a lot with others, we've run into the result, that 2016/2019 simply needs GPU performance Now we want to accelerate NORMAL RDSH users (no CAD application, etc.) on ONE RDSH host with NVIDIA GPU performance at the minimum level of at least license costs (so NO GRID, NO VMWare Enterprise plus if possible). As Hypervisor we run VMWare 7.0 (Essentials Plus license). We know without GRID and VMWare Enterprise plus, we can only share the full GPU direct to the VM, and lose also functions like VMotion, Snapshot, etc. We've checked the VMWare Compatibilty guide, and the TESLA T4 would be supported in our Hardware/VMWare constellation with vDGA, so far. So we've already put a T4 to one of our VMWare hosts, and it's recognized. But now we have some questions: [list] [.]There are around 20 (or more) PCI devices, all called T4 in the server now, some let themselve configure for direct pass-through, some not, why is this?[/.] [.]Is it possible to run the TESLA T4 without GRID licenses at all, passing it through to ONE VM directly?[/.] [.]Which driver should we use to enable GPU performance on a Windows Server 2016/2019 with RDSH[/.] [.]Is it important to change the default graphic device to the T4 on that RDSH VM, to experience the better performance?[/.] [.]Are there any other settings, they should be enabled for RDSH optimization in combination with T4 GPU?[/.] [/list]
Dear NVIDIA experts.

Since Windows Server 2016/2019 RDSH we are experiencing high CPU load with at many customers, with the same amount of users, where Server 2012R2 had no problems at all.
Trying out and talking a lot with others, we've run into the result, that 2016/2019 simply needs GPU performance

Now we want to accelerate NORMAL RDSH users (no CAD application, etc.) on ONE RDSH host with NVIDIA GPU performance at the minimum level of at least license costs (so NO GRID, NO VMWare Enterprise plus if possible).
As Hypervisor we run VMWare 7.0 (Essentials Plus license).
We know without GRID and VMWare Enterprise plus, we can only share the full GPU direct to the VM, and lose also functions like VMotion, Snapshot, etc.

We've checked the VMWare Compatibilty guide, and the
TESLA T4
would be supported in our Hardware/VMWare constellation with vDGA, so far. So we've already put a T4 to one of our VMWare hosts, and it's recognized. But now we have some questions:

  • There are around 20 (or more) PCI devices, all called T4 in the server now, some let themselve configure for direct pass-through, some not, why is this?
  • Is it possible to run the TESLA T4 without GRID licenses at all, passing it through to ONE VM directly?
  • Which driver should we use to enable GPU performance on a Windows Server 2016/2019 with RDSH
  • Is it important to change the default graphic device to the T4 on that RDSH VM, to experience the better performance?
  • Are there any other settings, they should be enabled for RDSH optimization in combination with T4 GPU?

#1
Posted 10/28/2020 09:47 AM   
Hi You're using the wrong GPU. If you want to use any Tesla GPU with Graphics, you'll need to pay for that feature. If you don't want to pay for any licenses, you need to use a Quadro GPU in Passthrough, then you can use the standard Quadro driver from the public website. You need to configure the default Graphics adapter and you can do that with a GPO. Regards MG
Hi

You're using the wrong GPU.

If you want to use any Tesla GPU with Graphics, you'll need to pay for that feature. If you don't want to pay for any licenses, you need to use a Quadro GPU in Passthrough, then you can use the standard Quadro driver from the public website.

You need to configure the default Graphics adapter and you can do that with a GPO.

Regards

MG

#2
Posted 10/29/2020 08:02 AM   
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