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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.

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  • Jean-Claude FAUCON commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hello Sam,
    what's the name of your old HP displaylink hub ? could it work on not hp branded computers ? do you tried passing trough only the USB adapter (don't work for me) instead of passing trough the PCIe USB adapter (that's what you did, non ?) ?
    Kind regards

  • Jean-Claude FAUCON commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hello Christian, what do you want say by "it only works if I also passthrough the graphic card too", a PCIe graphic card ? kind regards

  • Christian Glasmeyer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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?

  • Craig Coughlin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Jason Hoyt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Angelos Pikoulas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

  • featured commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • featured commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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