I heard back from Vmware Support and was informed that the other support case they had was resolved through NVIDIA. Their only note was that NVIDIA provided another driver that is not publicly available.
By the way, if I disconnect from the session and reconnect everything works as it should.
I think this is exactly the same problem I am encountering as described here: https://communities.vmware.com/thread/540464
The symptoms described above are certainly a match.
The suggestion referring to KB 2125291 has not resolved this for me.
This issue is currently preventing me from deploying into production. A support case has been raised with VMware.
Does anyone have a resolution to this issue?
If you have access to the drivers mentioned by ‘vdi-guy’ above, would you please contact me urgently. I need to get hold of these drivers to resolve an issue where we are experiencing exactly the symptoms described in this thread.
If you can provide these ‘fixed’ drivers, PLEASE contact me urgently by PM or by email at: robertellisuk <at> gmail <dot> com
We have the exact same problem with our Poweredge 730 and Nvidia GRID K1 card. Do you know were i can get these explicit drivers?. Our VM’s boot up with the SVGA card and not the Nvidia card. Could you provide me a download link for these drivers?.
No, I have been unable to obtain the drivers. [note - I also have no definitive evidence that they exist. I strongly suspect that they do but It’s hearsay at this stage]
NVIDIA are currently insisting we go back to our server vendor. In our case that is HP and so I suspect that you’d be directed back to Dell.
I have also raised a point regarding the NVIDIA drivers in the VMWare communities site, because there is something awry with the release dates and version numbering, and I wondered if the driver fix I’m looking for might be hiding in plain sight. Please see this link, item 22, and note the driver marked as released 2nd June:
I’ve downloaded this already, but have yet to try it because I have a VMWare support case pending and don’t want to cloud the issue. As yet no one has been able to clarify the mismatch between version numbers and release dates.
Also just to clarify that our symptoms may not be exactly the same as yours - in our case the situation is that the NVIDIA driver works fine on a Session reconnect but is not detected on a Login (after logoff or reboot). If you can’t get the driver to work at all inside the desktop, you may have a different issue. In your case, what happens when you disconnect and reconnect a session?
That said, given the amount of pain I’ve already endured trying to get this resolved, I’ll definitely keep you updated on my progress, and if we get hold of the NVIDIA driver fix I will be more than happy to share it with you. Please keep an eye on the VMware communities site as that is where I’ll be posting updates as this moves forward (assuming it does!)