TESLA M60 Server 2016 Hyper-V VDI (RDVH)


I have a Tesla M60 installed on MS Server 2016 (Dell R730) utilizing Remote Desktop Virtualization Host VDI with 30 Windows 10 VM’s. I was using RemoteFx in a ‘para-virtualization’ mode but decided to attempt DDA direct pass-thru as the applications we are running are very video processing intense (AutoDesk Suite), and need to use hardware acceleration.

I got everything running (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/plan/plan-for-deploying-devices-using-discrete-device-assignment#machine-profile-script) with two VM’s but couldn’t add anymore, as the Windows host device manager only sees 2 GPU’s. Using RemoteFx Hyper-V lets me associate 30 VM’s (as the M60 has 2 cores w/ 16 vGPU’s each).

Am I limited to only using 2 vGPUs in pass-through mode? That can’t possibly be correct (I hope).

Has anyone else had experience with this?

Thank you,

Thanks for your response mcerveny - I have a few questions…

  1. I’m a bit confused because you said that NVidia vGPU is NOT supported for Windows based virtualization; however, the link you provided clearly says it supports RemoteFX for Win 08, 12, & 16. I am using Windows RDS in remote desktop virtualization host (RDVH) mode (as opposed to remote desktop session host mode-<RDSH>), and this is most definitely Windows based virtualization.

  2. RemoteFX - I had no idea RemoteFX was being deprecated I appreciate the information. That being said, it does also say “We’re developing new graphics acceleration options for virtualized environments”, so clearly they still have intentions on supporting some type of pass-thru/para-virtualization option (or maybe even making it better).

  3. The licensing is also confusing - is the provided link saying that for 30 users it would cost $7500.00 per year (30 x $250) for the annual licensing OR $13,500.00 one-time fee ($450 x 30) plus $100.00 annually for the perpetual licensing (using the Quadro vDWS license)?