VMware Basics - Graphics and GPUs

An introduction to VM graphics, GPU acceleration and GPU Passthrough
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930 students

How to use the various graphics options in VMware vSphere ESXi
The different types of Graphics cards used in VMware Virtual Machines (VMs)
The basic concepts of GPU Pass-though
The basic concepts of NVIDIA GRID


  • A basic understanding of VMware and Virtualization
  • A basic understanding of computer graphics and graphics cards


In this course you will learn about basic VMware SVGA Graphics in a Virtual Machine

We then cover GPU acceleration using physical GPUs in the server

We then show a graphical comparison of various types of software and hardware cards with gaming benchmark software

Lastly, a more advanced section that walks you though the step required to provide a VM with access to a physical GPU in the server for native graphics performance for Games, CAD/CAM or AI and Machine Learning.

Who this course is for:

  • VMware Engineers working with vSphere ESXi 7
  • VMware Horizon Administrators
  • Citrix Administrators


Customer Engineer @ Google (Ex VMware)
Jason Meers
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  • 10,382 Students
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I Just joined Google as a Customer Engineer (August 2021)

I was previously a Lead Architect and CTO Ambassador at VMware, covering all VMware technologies, Tanzu, Docker and Kubernetes, VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC-on-AWS), Google Cloud VMware Engine and Google Cloud Platform.

I've been a VMware Consultant, Advisor, Trainer or Employee for almost 20 Years, and currently work in the Enterprise Accounts team at VMware UK.

I also have an interest in A.I. & Machine Learning, ARM & RISC-V, DevOps/Agile/Infrastructure-as-code and LEAN manufacturing.