GRID Licensing for VMWare Horizon 7.12 using Instant Clones

Hi All,

Have a query around the licensing requirements for vGPU GRID Licenses required for using instant clones in VMWare Horizon 7.12.

Given the way that horizon creates a parent vm for rapid deployment, do these parent virtual machines contact the Nvidia Licensing Server and consume a GRID license as well as the virtual desktop itself?

I really hope not!!



Hi Jason

vGPU is licensed per CCU, however it actually acquires a license when the VM is powered on and booted and sitting idle, not when a user logs in. When powered down, it should immediately release the license back into the Pool.