We have an issue on one of our POC projects. We have a VM of XP Pro with 2GB and 1vCPU. It's running on VI3U2, with an EMC CX3-40 4GB FC backend. The hardware acceleration is set all the way up. The client is connecting directly using RDP from a WYSE client with 512 MB of memory. We are seeing some serious video performance issues when using AutoCAD. Runs fine until you open an image, then there is a 5-6 second delay anytime there is anything done to the image. A new line is drawn, anything moves, or anything is cut or pasted. Anyone have any ideas as to how I can increase the video performance? Anyone know where the video/graphics processing is taking place?
Thanks for the help!!
You did not mention it so I want to confirm that you have vmware tools installed? The virtual graphic card i seen as an SVGA II card - video graphics processing is taking place in the vmkernel - there is no seperate processing so AutoCAD might not be the best application to run in a VM
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AutoCAD is a strong D using application. All the stuff that would normally be executed in silicon on a regular desktop with a decent video card is now being edxecuted in emulation on the ESX host - the performance is going to suck.
3D applications are not good candidates for virtualization.