Tag Archives: ESXi

Part6: GPU-VDI deep dive – Tools to measure GPU performance

GPU Caps Viewer GPU Caps Viewer is an OpenGL and OpenCL graphics card utility. To download go to http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/ . Run the DirectX 9 (The fuzzy cube), on software 3D you should not get more then 2-3fps, on vSGA you should get 29-30fps. … Continue reading

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Part5: GPU-VDI deep dive – ESXi-GPU using CLI

ESXi commands for NVIDIA GPU ESXi Commands Description gpuvm Show what VMs are using gpu(s) Esxcli software vib install –v /path-tovib/ name-of-vib.vib Loads the NVIDIA VIB esxcli software vib list | grep NVIDIA Verify NVIDIA vib is installed Esxcli system … Continue reading

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Part4: GPU-VDI deep dive – Types of 3D Rendering offered by Horizon View

Software – Basic soft 3D (Enable 3D support under VM Edit Settings) Hardware – third-party GPU card configured on server hardware and then rendered via vSGA(one GPU to many users/VMs i.e. 1:n) or vDGA (one GPU to one user/VM i.e. … Continue reading

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Part3: GPU-VDI deep dive – Post install GPU driver verification

Post NVIDIA driver (VIB) installation verification [Exit Maintenance Mode] SSH to the ESXi host, use the command gpuvm to see if the hypervisor is able to detect the GPU memory capacity. Below is an example for your reference. If GPU … Continue reading

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Part2: GPU VDI deep dive – Installing GPU driver on hypervisor(ESXi)

Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.x (2005205) Async drivers are developed by third-party vendors and are subjected to the VMware certification process. They are released in a ESXi software package called a vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB). Recommended Method: Existing ESXi … Continue reading

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Part1: GPU-VDI deep dive – Get Started

Testing NVIDIA GPU (Quadro4000) with Horizon View 5.2 This part of the GPU powered VDI series contains the initial gathering of software, drivers and knowing the power of the GPU card being used in your testing. In my testing, I … Continue reading

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