Help configuring passthru gfx card

This post was originally published on this site



I have installed a ESXi 7 with a guest vm under Windows 10 to play /test some games. I added a NVIDIA quadro on my esx.

What I suceeded to do :


– Install the quadro

– Add pci to my vm and have under guest device manager the quadro (using the nvidia drivers)


I add hypervisor.cpuid.v0=FALSE to the configuration of the Windows 10 VM


What is strange / need help


-Under my guest W10, inside device manager I see the QUADRO card AND the svga card (can I remove the last one, I try to remove with svga.present=FALSE but after W10 don”t boot)

– When I restart my guest, the QUADRO is lost under guest OS, I need to restart ESXi and reconfigure PCI devices (each guest boot, It’s not very good !!)

– When I launch a ‘small game’ like Siberia (less FPS). It’s very slow, not normal with the Quadro, It’s like SVGA card, but device manager see the Quadro!! strange !!!

– In the VM configuration – graphic card I activate the 3D support, is it necessary when having QUADRO hardware ?


What are my mistakes in configuration ?

any help ?




Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.