Building a vGPU-Enabled Shared Desktop Farm

Import VM from Azure Marketplace

Log In to Horizon Cloud

1. Open a web browser in private or incognito browsing mode.

3. Log in using the My VMware credentials provided in the Student Data section Worksheet.

Log In with Active Directory Credentials

1. When prompted, log on using domain credentials provided in the Student Data Worksheet.

1. Select Inventory.

2. Select Imported VMs.

Import New VM

1. Select Import.

Import from Marketplace

1. Select the Marketplace option.

Complete Desktop Information

1. Details from your Node should be pre-populated in the form.

2. Choose Standard_NV6 from the Server Model drop-down.

3. Enable Public IP Address.

2012-R2-Datacenter is required for vGPU-enabled VMs.

Complete Credentials and Properties Forms

1. Enter the Admin Credentials for the Desktop from the Student Data Worksheet.

2. Enter a name for the VM.

3. Select Advanced Options and review the settings. Leave the defaults.

4. Select Import.

Expect ~10-minute delay while the template is deployed and configured.

Periodically refresh the page to verify the status of the import operation.

Configure Imported VM with Nvidia Drivers

Once the DaaS Agent is Active, you will use the public IP Address to RDP to the imported VM.

RDP to Imported VM using local RDP client for Mac or Windows.

1. Enter the public IP address.

2. Enter the Admin Credentials for the Desktop from the Student Data Worksheet.

Install Drivers to VM

1. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the software repository listed in the Student Data Worksheet.

2. Double-click to install the Nvidia GRID driver package.

Take Defaults for Driver Installation

1. Accept the default installation options.

Restart when Prompted

1. Select Restart Now when the installer is finished.

Verify Nvidia Driver Installation

Again, RDP to Imported VM using local RDP client.

Click the Windows Start icon and enter the following command to run Device Manager:

devmgmt.msc

Confirm Tesla GPU is Installed

1. Expand Display Adapters.

2. Verify NVIDIA Tesla M60 exists.

Sign out but do not power down the VM.

Navigate to Images Menu in Horizon Cloud

2. Select Inventory.

3. Select Images.

Create New Image

1. Select New.

Location and Node should be automatically populated.

1. Select your Desktop from the drop-down menu.

Complete New Image Form

Image name and time zone are automatically populated.

1. Enter your company name.

2. Enter the Admin Credentials for the Desktop from the Student Data Worksheet.

3. Select Publish.

Expect ~5-minute delay while image is published.

Periodically refresh the page to verify the status of the image creation.

Navigate to Farms Menu in Horizon Cloud

1. Select Inventory.

2. Select Farms.

Create New Farm

1. Select New.

Complete Definition Form

1. Provide a name for the farm.

2. Change the farm type to Desktops.

3. Select the vGPU-enabled Image from the drop-down.

Review Farm Size Settings

1. Select Next.

Review Management Form

1. Review the options, and select Next.

Review Summary

1. Review and Submit.

Expect a ~15-minute delay while the farm is deployed.

Create Desktop Assignment

2. Select New.

Select the Desktops Option

1. Select new Desktop assignment.

Complete New Desktop Definition Form

1. Fixed attributes are automatically populated.

2. Enter friendly name for Assignment name.

3. Select Next.

Users Form

1. Search for an AD user account. This account is provided in the Credentials section of the Student Data Worksheet.

2. Select Next.

Review Summary Form

1. Review and Submit.

Assignment is Complete

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