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Vulkan support in 16.2 with windows host os

We'd like to host a virtual machine that needs to run an application with a vulkan dependency.
Host OS is WIndows Server 2019.
Guest OS is windows 10 (21H1)
HOST OS Processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5218 CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2295 Mhz, 16 Core(s), 32 Logical Processor(s)
Graphics card is NVIDIA P1000 (Pascal Architecture).
From info on internet, we found out that only Turing Architecture is supported. But a known workaround is to set the mks.vk.allowUnsupportedDevices = "TRUE" in the vmx file.

After trying with several other options, we could not manage to get vulkan to work.
In the new features documentation for V16.2 I now found out that vulkan support is there for linux host OS. Does it mean that Windows host OS is totally not supported?


Karel Vergauwe

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From the content of your post, it clearly relates to the Workstation (Pro or Player) product rather than NSX, that means your post needs moving, so I have reported it.



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