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    Nvidia Quadro <3 vSphere 5.1?

    fredr3k Lurker

      I assume that many of you with exictement have read through all news in vSphere 5.1

       

      What cought my eye in View point of view was this:

       

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      Improved 3D Graphics Support – (View Only) –  hardware acceleration with possiblity to leverage NVIDIA’s hardware  cards installed in ESXi server, where those graphics cards are  virtualized and used in View Desktops. It’s targeted for graphics  intensive workloads, CAD designers, medical imaging etc…

      NVIDIA Quadro 4000/5000/6000 and NVIDIA Tesla M2070Q are supported graphics cards.  Note that the ESXi Image profile must be installed with the NVIDIA GPU VIB file."

       

      It certainly raises some questions for me:

       

      a) The Nvidia GPU VIB-files is that free of charge or is it licensed from Nvidia or Vmware?

      b) Have anyone tested 5.1 with Quadro-cards (and VMware Techie out there?) Pros? Cons?

      c) Is the GPU fully accessible from the View guest or is there some kind of abstraction layer in between? After some research it seems like the abstraction layer is utilizing Xorg in a clever way.

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