The vGPU feature for RemoteFX makes it possible for multiple virtual machines to share a physical GPU. Rendering and compute resources are shared dynamically among virtual machines, making RemoteFX vGPU appropriate for high-burst workloads where dedicated GPU resources are not required.“A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Hyper-V RemoteFX vGPU on a host server fails to properly validate input from an authenticated user on a guest operating system.A RemoteFX vGPU replacement The presentation (watch from about 9:08 to 13:33) mentions a new Windows Server 2019 feature: GPU-P (P for partitioning). The wording around GPU-P indicates this is likely to be very similar the Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) approach taken to GPU sharing by AMD MxGPU.RemoteFX in Windows Server 2016 is a game changer Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 as part of the Windows NT family of OS in September 2016. This edition came with enhanced features for RemoteFX, including: Generation 2 virtual machine support
What is RemoteFX vGPU and how does it work?
RemoteFX vGPU is a feature that debuted in Windows 7 and allows multiple virtual machines to use the same physical GPU. However, due to security issues, Microsoft announced a gradual retirement of the feature, beginning with its deprecation that happened in Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019.
What is Hyper-V RemoteFX vGPU vulnerability?
RemoteFX vGPU is old. It was introduced in Windows 7 and is now facing a remote code execution vulnerability. A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Hyper-V RemoteFX vGPU on a host server fails to properly validate input from an authenticated user on a guest operating system.
Is GPU-P the new RemoteFX for Windows 2019?
For Windows 2019, the presentation reveals Microsoft hopes to offer GPU-P as an alternative to RemoteFX, which is under evaluation for inclusion (i.e., clean installs of Server 2019 will not support RemoteFX vGPU). Users wishing to participate in trialling it should contact Microsoft via [email protected]
Does RemoteFX work with Windows Server 2016?
Windows Server 2016 added such support. In Windows Server 2012, all features of RemoteFX (with the exception of the vGPU) can be used with or without a physical GPU present in the server. When no GPU is present in the server, a synthetic software-emulated GPU is used to render content.