You can configure passthrough networking devices on a host.

Caution

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.

1

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

2

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.

3

Click Edit.

4

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