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Hi, We are looking into building a solution around the Tesla M6/M60. I have a question regarding the licensing. Today we are using K1/K2 that connects to(vDGA) a number of virtual machines(VMs) in our vSphere 6.5 environment. The VMs are running RHEL7.4. The users then connect to the VMs using an application that is basically a VNC connection, multiple users connect to each VM where they run the application that is using the GPU. In the future we would like to run vGPU so we are looking at GRID2/Tesla for that. So my first question is: In our setup(see above) what would a CCU be in a license context ? Is it the number of VMs that has GPUs added to the it ? Or is it somehow the number of endusers ? Second question is: If we buy a M6/M60 but do not use it with vGPU. Instead we use vDGA(passthrough), will i still need a license or is this only when using vGPU ? Third question: What licensform would be ideal for our setup ? The "GRID Virtual PC" doesnt seem to support over 1GB memory per profile so that will not work. Can someone explain the difference between "GRID Virtual Apps" and "Quadro Virtual Datacenter Workstation". Ive read this http://images.nvidia.com/content/grid/pdf/161207-GRID-Packaging-and-Licensing-Guide.pdf but i dont really understand it so if someone could make it clearer i would appreciate it. Thank you!
Hi,

We are looking into building a solution around the Tesla M6/M60. I have a question regarding the licensing.

Today we are using K1/K2 that connects to(vDGA) a number of virtual machines(VMs) in our vSphere 6.5 environment. The VMs are running RHEL7.4.
The users then connect to the VMs using an application that is basically a VNC connection, multiple users connect to each VM where they run the application that is using the GPU.


In the future we would like to run vGPU so we are looking at GRID2/Tesla for that.

So my first question is: In our setup(see above) what would a CCU be in a license context ? Is it the number of VMs that has GPUs added to the it ? Or is it somehow the number of endusers ?

Second question is: If we buy a M6/M60 but do not use it with vGPU. Instead we use vDGA(passthrough), will i still need a license or is this only when using vGPU ?

Third question: What licensform would be ideal for our setup ? The "GRID Virtual PC" doesnt seem to support over 1GB memory per profile so that will not work. Can someone explain the difference between "GRID Virtual Apps" and "Quadro Virtual Datacenter Workstation". Ive read this http://images.nvidia.com/content/grid/pdf/161207-GRID-Packaging-and-Licensing-Guide.pdf but i dont really understand it so if someone could make it clearer i would appreciate it.

Thank you!

#1
Posted 11/09/2017 10:12 AM   
Hi Manana, currently we only support QvDWS license for Linux VMs. You would also need a QvDWS license for Passthrough (vDGA). Your use case sounds like vApps (currently only available for Windows RDSH). This is under investigation to provide the same for Linux. Will raise this with PM. Regards Simon
Hi Manana,

currently we only support QvDWS license for Linux VMs. You would also need a QvDWS license for Passthrough (vDGA).
Your use case sounds like vApps (currently only available for Windows RDSH). This is under investigation to provide the same for Linux. Will raise this with PM.

Regards

Simon

#2
Posted 11/10/2017 03:39 AM   
Hi Simon, Thank you for the reply! Are you able to give me any input on my first question aswell ? "What counts as a CCU ? Is that the number of VMs connected to the GPU or the number of users connected to the VM ?" Also, are there any documentation describing the license forms on a deeper technical level ?
Hi Simon,

Thank you for the reply!

Are you able to give me any input on my first question aswell ? "What counts as a CCU ? Is that the number of VMs connected to the GPU or the number of users connected to the VM ?"

Also, are there any documentation describing the license forms on a deeper technical level ?

#3
Posted 11/10/2017 08:54 AM   
CCU is meant as number of VMs loaded the NV driver stack for VDI and Concurrent users for RDSH (vApps) licensing.
CCU is meant as number of VMs loaded the NV driver stack for VDI and Concurrent users for RDSH (vApps) licensing.

#4
Posted 11/10/2017 04:53 PM   
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