If you created a master image VM with Standard_NV6 as the server model, you must log into the VM's server operating system and install the supported NVIDIA graphics drivers to get the GPU capabilities of the Microsoft Azure NV6 VM. You install the drivers after the VM is created and the Imported VMs page shows the DaaS agent is active.

About this task

Install the specific NVIDIA driver that is appropriate for Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Follow the instructions in the Microsoft article Set up GPU drivers for N-series VMs running Windows Server.

Note:

In this release, GPU is supported for use only in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 due to a driver limitation in the Horizon agent in Microsoft Windows Server 2016. The master image VM with Standard_NV6 server model must have been created with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. See Create a Master Virtual Machine from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Prerequisites

Verify the Imported VMs page indicates the DaaS agent is active for the VM.

Note:

When using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client as your RDP software to connect to the master VM, ensure it is the most up-to-date version. For example, the default RDP software in the Windows 7 operating system is not at a high enough version. The version must be version 8 or higher.

Verify you have the credentials (user name and password) for the local administrator account that was specified in the Import Image wizard when this master image VM was created. You need those credentials to log in to the VM's guest Windows Server operating system. See Create a Master Virtual Machine from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Procedure

  1. Use the VM's IP address in your RDP software to connect to the RDS-enabled Windows server operating system.
    • If the master image VM was created with a public IP address, you can use that IP address in your RDP software

    • If the master image VM has a private IP address, you must RDP into it by one of these two methods:

      • Using another VM in your Microsoft Azure subscription that does have a public IP address and doing an outbound RDP into the master image VM.

      • Use your VPN and RDP into the master image VM over your corporate network

    Note:

    To access a VM that is running the Horizon agent and DaaS agent, the version of the Remote Desktop Client must be version 8 or later. Otherwise, the connection fails. Using the most up-to-date Remote Desktop Client is recommended.

  2. Log in to the RDS-enabled Windows server operating system using the username and password that was supplied in the Import Image wizard.

    Enter the username as \username.

  3. Install the drivers as described in the Microsoft article Set up GPU drivers for N-series VMs running Windows Server.
  4. When the drivers are installed, restart the VM.
  5. Reconnect to the VM, log in, and verify that the NVIDIA driver is installed and working in the VM.

    In the VM, open the Device Manager, expand Display Adapters, and verify the proper installation of the NVIDIA driver.

  6. Sign out of the VM's Windows server operating system.