You can configure passthrough networking devices on a host.


If your ESXi host is configured to boot from a USB device or an SD card attached to a USB channel, make sure that you do not enable DirectPath I/O passthrough for the USB controller. Passing through a USB controller on an ESXi host that boots from a USB device or SD card might put the host in a state where its configuration cannot be persisted.


Select a host from the inventory panel of the vSphere Client.


On the Configuration tab, click Advanced Settings.

The Passthrough Configuration page appears, listing all available passthrough devices. A green icon indicates that a device is enabled and active. An orange icon indicates that the state of the device has changed and the host must be rebooted before the device can be used.


Click Edit.


Select the devices to be used for passthrough and click OK.