You can configure passthrough networking devices on a host.


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


  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.