In the VMware Host Client, you can change the hardware label of all available PCI passthrough devices on a virtual machine. You use hardware labels to restrict the virtual machine placement to specific hardware instances. You can add all available devices with the same hardware label or with a blank hardware label to a virtual machine.


  1. Click Manage in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. On the Hardware tab, click PCI Devices.
  3. Select an available device from the list and click Hardware label.
    The toggle passthrough must be active for the selected device.
    The Edit Hardware Label dialog box appears.
  4. Edit the hardware label and click Save to apply the changes.


The new hardware label appears in the hardware label column.