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vDGA move to vGPU
Hi - any thoughts on what we need to do to move someone from vDGA to vGPU ? Do we remove the PCI HOLE entry ? "2. Adjust pciHole.start. Note: This is required only if the virtual machine has more than 2GB of configured memory. For virtual machines that have more than 2GB of configured memory, add the following parameter to the .vmx file of the virtual machine (you can add this at the end of the file): pciHole.start = “2048” " thank you for the assistance.
Hi - any thoughts on what we need to do to move someone from vDGA to vGPU ?

Do we remove the PCI HOLE entry ?

"2. Adjust pciHole.start.

Note: This is required only if the virtual machine has more than 2GB of configured memory.

For virtual machines that have more than 2GB of configured memory, add the following parameter to the

.vmx file of the virtual machine (you can add this at the end of the file):

pciHole.start = “2048”
"

thank you for the assistance.

#1
Posted 08/05/2015 02:29 PM   
This is with regards to the vRAM in the VM, not GPU memory. If your VM has more than 2GB System Memory (vRAM) you most likely still need this. You will need to not PASS THRU the GPU as a PCI-e device. You will need to install a vGPU VIB driver on the Host and a corresponding NVIDIA WDDM driver on the VM. Details here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/grid-enterprise-resources.html#guides Click on the NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ Deployment Guide for VMware Horizon 6.1 link.
This is with regards to the vRAM in the VM, not GPU memory. If your VM has more than 2GB System Memory (vRAM) you most likely still need this.
You will need to not PASS THRU the GPU as a PCI-e device.
You will need to install a vGPU VIB driver on the Host and a corresponding NVIDIA WDDM driver on the VM.
Details here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/grid-enterprise-resources.html#guides
Click on the NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ Deployment Guide for VMware Horizon 6.1 link.

#2
Posted 08/05/2015 07:48 PM   
ok. thank you. So it sounds like Add that pcihole.start to every VMX file of any View desktop using a K2 Card.. yes?
ok. thank you.

So it sounds like Add that pcihole.start to every VMX file of any View desktop using a K2 Card.. yes?

#3
Posted 08/07/2015 08:29 PM   
If you're on vSphere 6 you shouldn't need this any longer.
If you're on vSphere 6 you shouldn't need this any longer.

Jason Southern, Regional Lead for ProVis Sales - EMEA: NVIDIA Ltd.

#4
Posted 08/10/2015 03:45 PM   
Hi, The pcihole entry is still mentioned in the latest version of "Deploying Hardware-Accelerated Graphics with View Virtual Desktops in Horizon 6" What does the entry do and what would go wrong if this was omitted?
Hi,

The pcihole entry is still mentioned in the latest version of "Deploying Hardware-Accelerated Graphics with View Virtual Desktops in Horizon 6"

What does the entry do and what would go wrong if this was omitted?

Hans Kraaijeveld, Senior Project Engineer, EUC Consultant, Cliënt ICT Groep
Twitter: @hanskraaijeveld
Blog: https://www.plonius.com

#5
Posted 02/02/2016 09:00 AM   
Hi, anybody here can start vms with vDGA (full core per vm) in vsphere 6? I does not mean vGPU! I only can start one machine with vDGA core. The second one does not start. Im using GRID K1 cards.
Hi,
anybody here can start vms with vDGA (full core per vm) in vsphere 6? I does not mean vGPU! I only can start one machine with vDGA core. The second one does not start. Im using GRID K1 cards.

#6
Posted 02/10/2016 12:37 PM   
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