I’m currently working on a new XenApp 7.14.1 solution for one of our customers with XenServer 7.2 and NVIDIA M10 cards. At the current stage I’m trying to get a sense of the 3D/GPU/HDX performance with a M10-8A vGPU profile assigned to each XenApp server. The XenApp servers are running a Windows Server 2016 image with 4 vCPUs and 48GB RAM. During the performance testing I’ve been using GPU Shark to see which programs/processes use GPU (hardware acceleration). It doesn’t look like either Internet Explorer 11 or Office 2016 is using the GPU at all. I have verified that hardware acceleration is enabled in both IE and Office. Testing has been performed through a published desktop. Does anyone have any input on this? I’m not sure what to expect of the M10 cards (and M10-8A vGPU profile) performance wize to be honest.
- HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 servers
- NVIDIA Tesla M10 card
- GRID Virtual Applications licenses (vApps)
- M10-8A vGPU profile
- Windows Server 2016
- XenServer 7.2
- XenApp 7.14.1
- Provisioning Services 7.14
- NVIDIA vGPU Manager (384.73)
- NVIDIA drivers for OS (385.41)
I’m also open to suggestions regarding GPU/HDX tuning through Citrix/AD policies and/or tools that might come in handy when testing/verifying GPU usage/performance in XenApp.