When you create or edit a Windows 7 desktop pool, you can configure 3D graphics rendering for your desktops. When you select this desktop setting, users can take advantage of graphics enhancements that are provided by applications such as AERO, Microsoft Office 2010, and Google Earth.

To enable 3D graphics rendering, your pool deployment must meet the following requirements:

The desktops must run on ESXi 5.0 or later hosts and be managed by vCenter Server 5.0 or later software

The desktops must be Windows 7 or later

The desktops must have virtual hardware v8 or later

The pool must use the PCoIP as the default display protocol

Users must not be allowed to choose their own protocol

When you enable the Windows 7 3D Rendering setting, you can configure the amount of VRAM that is assigned to the desktops in the pool by moving the slider in the Configure VRAM for 3D guests dialog box. The default VRAM size is 64MB, the minimum size. You can configure the amount of VRAM up to a maximum of 128MB.

The VRAM settings that you configure in View Administrator take precedence over the VRAM settings that can be configured for the virtual machines in vSphere Client.

When you enable the Windows 7 3D Rendering setting, you can configure the Max number of monitors setting for one or two monitors. You cannot select more than two monitors. Also, the Max resolution of any one monitor setting is set to 1920x1200 pixels. You cannot configure this value.