We have a new Hyper-V 2012 server set up which is running a number of Virtual machines each of which has CCTV software installed. The minimum requirements for each bit of software running on each VM is a graphics card capable of 1280 x 720 minimum resolution with 512MB or more.
We are running Hyper-V 2012 on this hardware HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 and each VM seems to run fine (just using the HP on-board chip-set?), the video feed from offsite cameras to the software display fine through RDP until you increase the resolution, then things get choppy and slow down.
I have come to the conclusion that the only way to resolve this issue is to install a reasonable graphics card into the server. However I don't require anything too powerful, or expensive hopefully?? Most of the cards mentioned in this msdn article seem way over spec'd and priced, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2013/11/05/gpu-requirements-for-remotefx-on-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx
Nvidia Quadro K6000 is well over £3000 and seems to be capable of playing 3D games over an RDP connection to the Hyper-V server. I don't think this is what we need....
Does anyone know of a card which will work with Hyper-V 2012, RemoteFX and on this HP hardware?
I read this guys article in experts exchange http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Microsoft_Applications/Virtual_Server/A_10841-Implementing-RemoteFX-in-Windows-2012-Hyper-V.html
He is using an NVIDIA Quadro 2000 PCI-Express, 1GB GDDR5
Bear in mind, ideally I would like multiple VM's to access it at the same time, ideally around 5 to 6 VM's all running similar software? Presumably it makes no difference if there is nothing plugged into the graphics card, I'll just assign it to the VM on the Hyper-V and the VM will be able to use it.
Thank you to anyone who can help.