NVIDIA Virtual GPU Management

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Live Migration for GPU-Accelerated Virtual Machines

Consolidation, maintenance, and upgrades are a necessary part of your infrastructure lifecycle management, making continuous uptime challenging. Live migration of GPU-accelerated virtual machines (VMs) running virtual desktops or compute-intensive server workloads was once a painful process, involving significant resource planning, testing, staffing, and scheduling. Today, it can be done with minimal disruption or downtime—with NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) solutions.

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How it Works

How it Works

Live migration in NVIDIA GPU-enabled virtualized environments allows IT to move a running virtual machine from one physical server to another, with minimal downtime and no loss of data. During the workload migration, users continue to access the applications they need and compute-intensive server workloads are uninterrupted.

Max Productivity, Minimal Disruption

Max Productivity, Minimal Disruption

Some of the benefits of live migration include:

  • Minimal Business Disruptions. Perform server maintenance, such as hardware replacement, upgrades, or software updates, without scheduling downtime.
  • Improved Server Density. Manually load balance users and consolidate common profile types for better density.
  • Optimized Infrastructure Utilization. Move VMs to another host to enable a host and GPU to be used for compute after hours.
  • Increased Agility. Take advantage of insights from NVIDIA virtual GPU solution monitoring, coupled with migration, to ensure that user experiences and compute-intensive workloads run smoothly and optimally.

High Availability is a Necessity

Server Updates On Your Own Time

Server Updates On Your Own Time

"From a management standpoint, it’s a game changer. The Meltdown and Spectre BIOS came out yesterday and the next day, I was able to immediately make it a simple, during the workday, BIOS update. Normally this would be a 10-11 PM task on my own time."

-Jeremy Stroebel, IT Director, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf

Continuous Uptime for Users

Continuous Uptime for Users

"XenServer patching was once a nightmare taking a month or requiring several hours of downtime. With the live migration feature from Citrix and NVIDIA, I can provide a great user experience and still have the flexibility to keep my environment more secure and stable. And I can even do it within working hours without downtime."

-Tommy Stylsvig Würtz Rasmussen, IT specialist, Holstebro Kommune

Healthy Servers, Happy Users

Healthy Servers, Happy Users

"XenMotion support on vGPU is very critical as we are a global company running almost 24 hours a day with a really short service window. Now I have the flexibility to take a host out of production without any issue. With today’s security issues like Meltdown and Spectre, this is a must have to keep our environment patched and safe!"

-Rody Kossen, Senior System Engineer, AWL-Techniek B.V.

Making Migrations Simple and Less Costly

Now your users can enjoy graphics accelerated applications on their virtualized desktops without interruption and compute-intensive workloads can continue to run with high availability. This means that IT can perform critical services like workload leveling, infrastructure resilience, and the upgrade of server software, without any VM downtime. Customers have reported faster and more efficient migration processes—taking as little as two seconds—with no interruption to end user workflow.


Citrix XenMotion Technology for Live Migration

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