We have been running vSGA for a couple years off of Nvidia K1s. Upgraded to Horizon View 6.2 and testing vGPU profiles. The initial testing went very well but once I scaled my pool out several VMs failed customization. However, no error occurred in Horizon, they just remained in a customization status.
If I forced a power reset and then responded to windows recovery to boot normally, it would usually continue customization and finish. The best part is because it never boots, I can’t VNC into it as the console is disabled with the vGPU K100 attached to the VM. It is very odd behavior and I have an open ticket with VMware.
As I dug through the logs, I found this interesting item in the vmware.log for the VM:
2016-04-27T01:44:09.329Z| mks| W110: GLWindow: Unable to reserve host GPU resources
2016-04-27T01:44:09.339Z| vmx| I120: [msg.mks.noGPUResourceFallback] Hardware GPU resources are not available. The virtual machine will use software rendering.
If you look at the work around, where I power reset the VM and it eventually works. It seems like there is a failure during power on for some VMs to get assigned a GPU core on the K1s. I haven’t found ANYTHING online referring to this issue. I’ll keep this post updated.
- Super Micro
- Dual K1s
- ESXi 6.0 U2
- Nvidia VIB 361.40
- Windows Nvidia 362.13