?
Solved

Multiple HDMI ports

Posted on 2014-04-28
5
Medium Priority
?
568 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-05
I need to project multiple outputs (dashboards etc.) tiled on an 80 in screen.
 
1. Can virtual machines (Hyper-V / VMware) use the ports on a 4 port HDMI Card i.e Nvidia NVS 510 independently
2. Can virtual machines (Hyper-V / VMware) use 4 seperate HDMI Cards in a server independently

Possible scenarios - server 2008 R2 using a board with 4 PCI slots or a multi-port HDMI card (NVS510)

A separate third party device to control throughput.
0
Comment
Question by:gwg80
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 40027705
IMHO, for both Hyper-V and VMware worlds, HDMI ports on board CAN'T be shared as a resource of host. hence, the guest VMs CAN'T see the HDMI ports this way.

however, if the HDMI ports are via USB, i believe they CAN be 'seen' by guest VMs as basically USB resources CAN be shared by the host.

the HDMI ports however are always the host's resource, can be available for the host anyway.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gwg80
ID: 40028668
Thanks. Do you or anyone on - have experience with this type of a setup using either the Matrox M9188 or NVidia NVS 510? Alternatively any feedback of performance with 4 HDMI pci cards?
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:bbao
ID: 40028691
sorry i personaly have no experiences in these products.

basically, what's your ultimate goal in dealing with the multiple display adapters? to give a dedicated screen for each individual VM running on Hyper-V or VMware?
0
 

Author Comment

by:gwg80
ID: 40029199
Exactly. Best hardware - software combination ???
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
bbao earned 1500 total points
ID: 40029460
at first, i think you do need one or more multi-display graphics cards you mentioned above in order to support multiple screens on the host computer, and you need HDMI adapters to connect to the screen, if required.

secondly, as explained above you no need to change any VM's configuration against the HDMI. you may simply move a running VM to the preferred screen, then choose FULL SCREEN to expand the VM to use the whole screen. do the same for the next VM and so forth. that's it.
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Patch Management is administrated by page 129 of  the following document:     http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smdmc/11/en/ug/ug.pdf However, there are issues with Patch Management with FTP (for instance, a slow Internet connectio…
The 6120xp switches seem to have a bug when you create a fiber port channel when you have a UCS fabric interconnects talking to them.  If you follow the Cisco guide for the UCS, the FC Port channel will never come up and it will say that there are n…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question