Let's walk through configuring RemoteFX for Hyper-V R2 SP1.
Once you have successfully installed and configured RemoteFX on the Hyper-V host, you will be able to configure virtual machines with the RemoteFX #D Adapter.
When configuring your VMs with RemoteFX, be careful how many monitors you choose to support and the maximum resolution for each. These settings directly impact and affect the amount of GPU memory needs to be reserved on the Hyper-V host. Of course the more monitors with high resolution that you configure per VM, the fewer VMs you can configure with RemoteFX. Be careful and give users exactly what they need, not more than what they need, which is what we tend to do with all virtualization technologies these days. Resources still matter, so use them wisely.
Now, let's configure the maximum number of monitors and their resolution:
It is important to note that when you are using the RemoteFX 3D virtual adapter, you will not be able to connect to your VM using Virtual Machine Connection. Instead, you should use the Remote Desktop client to connect to that VM. If, for whatever reason you need to use the Virtual Machine Connection, you will need to remove the RemoteFX 3D virtual adapter.
I am curious: How many of you are using RemoteFX with VMs and how do you like it?
Posted by Elias Khnaser on 05/12/2011 at 12:49 PM
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