You can set up an RHEL 6.6/6.7/6.8 and RHEL 7.2 to take advantage of NVIDIA vGPU (shared GPU hardware acceleration) capabilities on the ESXi host.

You must use the NVIDIA Linux VM display driver that matches the ESXi host GPU driver(.vib). See the NVIDIA Web site for information about driver packages.

Important:

NVIDIA vGPU is supported on NVIDIA Maxwell M60 graphics cards and NVIDIA M6 graphics cards. This feature does not work on other NVIDIA graphics cards such as GRID K1 or K2.

Caution:

Before you begin, verify that Horizon Agent is not installed on the Linux virtual machine. If you install Horizon Agent before you configure the machine to use NVIDIA vGPU, required configuration parameters in the xorg.conf file are overwritten, and NVIDIA vGPU does not work. You must install Horizon Agent after the NVIDIA vGPU configuration is completed.