High Availability: NVIDIA GRID Showcases vGPU Monitoring and Migration

by Anne Hecht

In virtual workplaces, IT departments have two primary focuses: high availability and a quality user experience. To reach these goals, IT needs deep insight into each virtual machine.

The NVIDIA GRID virtualization platform delivers the industry’s only vGPU monitoring capabilities. At Citrix Synergy, in Orlando, Florida, last month, we announced the integration of this monitoring capability with Citrix Director. This lets Citrix customers, for the first time, monitor vGPU utilization on virtual machines in real time. And it lets IT departments quickly allocate and respond to user workloads.

Monitoring alone, however, doesn’t ensure high availability and a quality user experience. The inability to migrate instances with no impact on the user has kept IT departments from implementing critical, timely server maintenance — until now.

We gave a sneak peek at Synergy of how, using Citrix XenCenter, you can seamlessly move a VM from one host to another. This quiesced migration allows IT departments to conduct server maintenance such as load balancing, freeing servers for compute, or homogeneous profile support. More importantly, it happens instantly and without interrupting users.

With this amount of insight and flexibility, IT departments can identify, respond and even take advantage of their servers, all while delivering the availability and experience users require to keep on working.

vGPU monitoring in Citrix Director is available today. Migration is coming soon. To see a demonstration of monitoring and migration live, check out our video from the show: