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sketchUp Pro 2017 on a Virtual Machine

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Sketchup Pro 2017 has a listed requirement of GPU hardware acceleration, is there a way to either work around that or emulate it sufficiently in an ESX/VMWare environment?
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VMware ESXi does have support for Software and Hardware GPU support. -  It's called hardware-based (GPU) virtual Shared Graphics Acceleration (vSGA) and vGPU feature in vSphere.

the following is from vSphere 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

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Do you know what the exact GPU support is OpenGL, DirectX, nVidia Quadro required ?

Is this for a single virtual machine, or many under VDI ?
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Thank you for the response,

It is for a single VM, and I will get the system requirements.  Where would the settings be in Vsphere 5.5?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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The settings are part of the VM configuration.

HOWEVER, a single VM I would suggest you test, because you may find you require actual hardware, e.g. a video card for support.
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Thank you, your assistance got me a lot further.
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