PLAYDECK supports most Amazon EC2 server instances and the NVidia GPU Power they provide. This allows you to setup a cloud based infrastructure for NDI transport or other purposes.
Quick start instruction
- There is a quick start guide by Amazon, where you can also select your instance:
- A typical instance would be “Windows 2019 / g4dn.xlarge” – It has a Tesla Virtual NVidia GPU and enough specs to run PLAYDECK: 16 vCPUs (Intel Xeon), 64GB RAM, 1 vGPU (NVidia T4) with 16GB GPU RAM.
- Install the Instance, which will conclude in running it within Amazons EC2 instance manager.
- To connect to the instance via RDP you first have to open Port 3389 in the Instance Security Settings.
- Once connected, you find yourself unable to download anything via the Browser. Therefore enable Downloads like this: START Menu > Server Manager > Local Server > IE Enhanced Security Configuration > Off
- Now download and install PLAYDECK as usual:
- Since NVidia driver are pre-installed, the GPU support in PLAYDECK will be enabled by default
PLAYDECK can be installed on any Windows EC2 instance. Allthough GPU support isnt a requirement with PLAYDECK, it still is recommended for best performance. A list of all EC2 instances:
If you decide to go with a clean installation of an instance (without a preselected windows image), you need to install the NVidia driver manually like this:
PLAYDECK also supports a multi-user environment and saves licensed for the whole server instance.