Paper: Cisco UCS C240-M3 Rack Server with NVIDIA GRID GPU cards on Citrix XenServer 6.2 and XenDesktop 7.5

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, October 21st, 2014   |  

Cisco has released a paper titled: “Cisco UCS C240-M3 Rack Server with NVIDIA GRID GPU cards on Citrix XenServer 6.2 and XenDesktop 7.5“.

The paper which contains 38 pages will help partners and customers integrate NVIDIA GRID graphics processor cards with Cisco UCS C240 M3 rack servers on Citrix XenServer 6.2 SP1 and Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 in both pass through and virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) modes.


The paper contains the following sections

  • What You Will Learn
  • Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Cisco UCS Manager
    • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
    • Cisco UCS 6248UP Fabric Interconnect
    • Cisco UCS Fabric Extenders
    • Cisco UCS 2232PP Fabric Extender
    • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
    • Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Serve
    • Cisco VIC 1225—10GE Option
    • Emulex OneConnect OCe11102-F CNA
    • NVIDIA GRID cards
  • GRID vGPU Support for Citrix XenServer
  • Citrix XenServer 6.2 with Service Pack 1
  • Graphics Acceleration in Citrix XenDesktop
  • GPU acceleration for Windows Desktop OS
  • GPU acceleration for Windows Server OS
  • GPU Sharing for RDS workload
  • HDX 3D Pro integration
  • Software Requirement for GPU Acceleration Support
  • Software Requirement for vGPU Guest Support
  • Solution Configuration
  • UCS Configuration
  • Base UCS System Configuration
  • Enable Virtual Machines for Pass-Through configuration
  • Prepare to Install the NVIDIA GRID vGPU Manager
  • Install XenServer and Apply Service Pack 1
  • Install NVIDIA Virtual GPU Manager
  • vGPU Configuration
  • Verify Virtual GPU Manager Installation
  • Enable Virtual Machine for vGPU configuration
  • Virtual GPU Software (driver) installation and configuration
  • Verify applications are ready to use the vGPU Support
  • Virtual CPUs
  • Conclusion
  • References

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