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

Before you begin

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

Procedure

  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.

Results

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