Hi all, I am excited to share that Microsoft have made NVv4 VM now general available in US South Central and Europe West regions.
I have been testing the NVv4 in Azure US South Central and West Europe for some months and performance is simply amazing. I am very excited Azure finally have GPU-P in production now and customers can benefits of having SR-IOV lowering the bar of enabling your virtual machine instance in Azure with GPU capability.
Customers who are doing EUC such as Microsoft WVD/RDS, Citrix CVAD, VMware Horizon, Nutanix XIframe, Parallels RAS, Teradici can now benefit of these new GPU instances in Azure. I highly recommend doing a POC to see benefit of these instance.
I will in this blogpost cover what is the new NVv4 instance and how to choose an instance and install and what the price is.
Enjoy /Thomas Poppelgaard
Disclamer: This blogpost is made to help you understanding CVE-2019-19781 and how you can check if you are vulnerable and community guidelines how to fix your environment. This blogpost is not covering the details of the exploits out here as I have no interest in sharing what the red team is doing. All responsibility is your own. I highly recommend you read the blogpost and take action immediately, don’t hesitate.
Its time to plan updating your NVIDIA TESLA M6, M10, M60, P4, P6, P40, P100, V100, T4, RTX6000, RTX8000 with NVIDIA vGPU software 10.0. NVIDIA have released new drivers for vGPU 10.0.
I have in this article also included which Public Cloud instance is available with NVIDIA GPUs and which license is BYO or provided by the public cloud provider such as Alibaba, Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba.
For a list of validated server platforms, refer to NVIDIA vGPU Certified Servers.
This release includes the following software:
Instead of a fixed maximum resolution per head, vGPUs now support a maximum combined resolution based on their frame buffer size. This behavior allows the same number of lower resolution displays to be used as before, but alternatively allows a smaller number of higher resolution displays to be used.
The purpose of this change is to allow a release of the Virtual GPU Manager from a later main release branch to be used with the NVIDIA vGPU software graphics drivers for the guest VMs from the previous branch.
The following table lists features that are deprecated in this release of NVIDIA vGPU software. Although the features remain available in this release, they might be withdrawn in a future release. In preparation for the possible removal of these features, use the preferred alternative listed in the table.
|Deprecated Feature||Preferred Alternative|
|-1B4 vGPU types||-1B vGPU types|
|-2B4 vGPU types||-2B vGPU types|
Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7 1912.
Release is now available for download, December, 2019.
Citrix Virtual Apps (former name: XenApp) Citrix Virtual Desktop (former name: XenDesktop)
Citrix raises the bar of for user experience and new product release of following technologies:
Citrix have released a new version of Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 (aka XenServer)
I am very excited about this release because now Citrix is supporting the new AMD latest Rome CPU and support multiple NVIDIA vGPU and guest UEFI secure boot. The Citrix Hypervisor platform has been updated to use Xen hypervisor version 4.13. Lots of new features 🙂
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 provides the following new features and enhancements
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 is a Current Release (CR). The Current Release model allows customers to consume new features at the earliest possible juncture. A Current Release contrasts with the Long Term Service Release (XenServer 7.1 LTSR), which guarantees stability in terms of the feature set.
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 is available in the following editions: