Hyper-V GPU Configuration - NVidia GRID K2 for on Microsoft Windows 2012 Hyper-V Core Server

I am configuring a GPU for group of Hyper-V Core servers.

I am following this guide MS guide:


I am trying to get the NVidia drivers up to date first. So far I have run the Dell SUU which is reporting that Video_Driver__8CYK1_Win32_346.52.AD0.exe is the one that needs to be use for the update.

I have tried to update the driver through Dell SUU (Server Update Utility) and also from within the package itself but errors out and the server is rebooted.

Doing some research I have found the following:


But then discovered this post which seems to be discussing how to update the drivers for the NVidia card as well through nv_dispi.inf


I have extracted Video_Driver__8CYK1_Win32_346.52.AD0.exe but I can't find any .inf there for me to use with the pnputil.

Anyone has any suggestions? Or ran into the same issue? This is a core version and can't get a full deployed.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Could you provide a link to the NVIDIA driver site please? I'll have a look at what's in the package and get back to you shortly.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Is the OS the freebie version Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or Server installed in Core mode?
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llaravaAuthor Commented:
Core Datacenter 2012 R2
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Elevated PowerShell:

cd \Temp (mkdir if needed)

Get-WindowsFeature | where {$_.installed -eq $true} | select displayname, name, installed >Installed.txt

Please post.
llaravaAuthor Commented:
I do not have access to the servers right now I will post back tomorrow morning, however the servers are brand new 2012 R2 Core datacenter -Dell PE720 with Nvidia Grid K1 ( the card was purchased with the server). The dell update utility reports that the missing driver is the one that I have provided in the link.

Nothing else is deployed no other roles or features have been deployed at this point either.
llaravaAuthor Commented:
DisplayName                Name                                       Installed
-----------                ----                                       ---------
File and Storage Services  FileAndStorage-Services                         True
Storage Services           Storage-Services                                True
Hyper-V                    Hyper-V                                         True
.NET Framework 4.5 Feat... NET-Framework-45-Features                       True
.NET Framework 4.5         NET-Framework-45-Core                           True
WCF Services               NET-WCF-Services45                              True
TCP Port Sharing           NET-WCF-TCP-PortSharing45                       True
Multipath I/O              Multipath-IO                                    True
Remote Server Administr... RSAT                                            True
Role Administration Tools  RSAT-Role-Tools                                 True
Hyper-V Management Tools   RSAT-Hyper-V-Tools                              True
Hyper-V Module for Wind... Hyper-V-PowerShell                              True
SMB 1.0/CIFS File Shari... FS-SMB1                                         True
User Interfaces and Inf... User-Interfaces-Infra                           True
Windows PowerShell         PowerShellRoot                                  True
Windows PowerShell 4.0     PowerShell                                      True
WoW64 Support              WoW64-Support                                   True
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
After digging through the installer files there's certainly not a lot there.

NVIDIA's site for the K2 only has Citrix and VMware drivers on it. That's a problem too.

Since the servers are new the next step is to call Dell Support and get them to work through the "how" to get things going.

Note that the driver may require .NET 3.x (NET-Framework-Core) in order to fire. You could install it and run the driver installer again. The \Payload folder in the installer folder has a Setup.EXE that looks to be just the driver installer without all of the other components.

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llaravaAuthor Commented:
By using Dell DSET and systeminfo I was able to find out that the drivers were installed. ell SUU kept reporting a missing driver but that one did not apply. Also the reason I could not enable GPU from Hyper-V Manager was because the Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Role was not enabled. You need to deploy this in order to be able to enable GPU at the HV level.
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