add support for the VMWare SVGA Driver so that virtual machine guests can use display link
When using virtual machines it would be really handy to have them display via usb adapters on spare monitors or PIP overlays in fancy monitors.
Many virtualisation engineers would be buying your products, many times.
The new DisplayLink architecture in Windows 10 Anniversary update onwards now enables support for Virtual machines.
Christian Glasmeyer commented
This seems to be an old thread, but what's exactly the status of VMWare (ESXi) virtual graphic card and DisplayLink devices? I have tried ato combine a passhrough PCIe USB 3.1 card with a DL6950, does not work with Ubuntu or Windows 8.1 (Windows 10 not tested yet). It only works if i also passthrough the graphic card too
Nice and what about VMWare ESXi WIndows 2012 R2 virtual machine ? I tried with a lot of hardware DisplayLink compatible, so keyboard, Mouse and Ethernet works but my monitor is still not detected.
Matty Brown commented
Is this only supported for Windows 10, or are there plans to make this work with Windows Server 2012 R2, or any other Windows Server OS?
AdminWim (Product Manager, DisplayLink) commented
The problem with mirroring in a VM will be due to a limitation of the VM graphics driver as covered here: http://support.displaylink.com/knowledgebase/articles/938634-no-option-to-duplicate-monitors-on-windows-10-anni
Does the windows 10 anniversary update and the new driver framework allow you to mirror the virtual-screen in vmware? After installing all the requirements my win10 (1607) does see the displaylink and i'm able to extend the destop to a physical screen, but the mirroring option is unavailable in windows.
I'm happy to i'm able to use an external monitor in my vm's, but now when i accidentally move the mouse of the physical screen the cursor ends up inside the virtual-screen (vmware-console) where i'm unable to see it, because there's no screen connected to that. This is extremely annoying at times and almost makes it unusable.
Would it be possible to integrate the mirror feature in the new driver framework? or am i doing something completely wrong?
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Craig Coughlin commented
There should be a noticeable note on the product info page with system requirements that this does not work with a virtual machine. I am trying to have a VM on a server run a TV and this seemed like a simple solution, but to no avail.
Sam Liddicott commented
I'm using an old HP displaylink hub, with PCI-passthrough on the USB interface so that the LinuxMInt 17.3 virtual machine (on ESXi server) gets the full USB adaptor.
It works fine with, I'm using it now to type this on an fbdev X session.
I have an older displaylink adaptor and udlfb works, but udl/evdi does not.
+1, would love to see VMware support added!
DisplayLink does not work with Parallels and does not have support.
Jason Hoyt commented
I would love to get this to work with VMware ESXi 6.0. I have a bunch of machines that I would like to have vMotion and HA on, but I also need monitors on these along with keyboard/mouse and even a flash drive. I have tried doing a PCI pass-through of the graphics card, but then vMotion and HA won't work. This seems like the only product of it's kind and at a decent price. It would be perfect for the virtualization crowd. So please add support for this.
Ondřej Kebuláček commented
And support for the VirtualBox Graphics Adapter too!
Angelos Pikoulas commented
Same problem here, with VMWare Workstation Pro 12 on Windows 8.1 Host, DisplayLink drivers 7.9, running Kubuntu Linux 15.10 x64 as a guest.
When I choose "Cycle multiple monitors" on VMWare, the image on the first monitor is replicated on the second DisplayLink monitor and then both images freeze completely. When I rechoose "Cycle multiple monitors" (i.e to go back to single monitor display), the screen un-freezes normally.
With the same setup, I can work on the laptop + external HDMI monitor without problems. As soon as the DisplayLink monitor comes into play, things stop working.
What a disappointment...
when I choose
i tested on Vmware with Win7 and WinXP. the result is quite the same.
again, i feel bad after these tries.
does anyone has a solution to extend the desktops for OS in the Vmware?
i will follow this thread.
i got same disappoint that DisplayLink chips does NOT support vmware.
I tested HP NL571AT (with DL-165 chips embeded), it turns out the mouse is not normally acting, while the display can work but in a weird behaviour, the mouse has alot phantom.