You can configure a passthrough PCI device on a virtual machine.

Verify that a passthrough networking device is configured on the host of the virtual machine. See Configure Passthrough Devices on a Host

1

Select a virtual machine from the inventory panel of the vSphere Client.

2

Power off the virtual machine.

3

From the Inventory menu, select Virtual Machine > Edit Settings.

4

On the Hardware tab, click Add.

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Select PCI Device and click Next.

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Select the passthrough device to use, and click Next.

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Click Finish.

8

Power on the virtual machine.

Adding a DirectPath device to a virtual machine sets memory reservation to the memory size of the virtual machine.