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


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.


  1. Select a virtual machine from the inventory panel of the vSphere Client.
  2. From the Inventory menu, select Virtual Machine > Edit Settings.
  3. On the Hardware tab, click Add.
  4. Select PCI Device and click Next.
  5. Select the passthrough device to use, and click Next.
  6. Click Finish.


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