On-Premises virtualization

Using ArcGIS Pro in on-premises virtualization environments is very common. ArcGIS Pro provides unparalleled geospatial functionality with a dynamic user experience that provides smooth panning and zooming of detailed 2D and 3D data. To deliver this capability, the virtualization environment must support either shared or virtual graphics processing units (GPUs) or pass-through GPUs.

This is accomplished with virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) VMs. The VDI environments provided by VMware, Citrix, and Nutanix use NVIDIA vGPU technology to deliver GPU resources to the VM. This allows ArcGIS Pro to provide the same graphical experience as a physical workstation.

Citrix Virtual Apps is not a recommended application-virtualization solution due to its inability to provide adequate GPU resources to ArcGIS Pro.

The other help topics in this section describe what is needed to configure VMWare and Citrix VDI environments to support ArcGIS Pro.

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