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I have successfully completed NVIDIA Tesla P100 Grid Setup on the vSphere Host Server with VMware ESXI 6.7.While trying to add PCI devices in the VM, the option to choose PCI devices is shown as in the “Add Other Hardware” setting in “Virtual Hardware". Please refer the screenshot below.

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I can add PCI devices when NVIDIA is used as Direct I/O passthrough, but when I use NVIDIA shared passthrough, PCI device is shown as disabled. As, I need to share the GPU, I’m forced to use NVIDIA shared passthrough.

nvidia-smi is as follows

 NVIDIA-SMI 410.91       Driver Version: 410.91       CUDA Version: N/A      

| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  Tesla P100-PCIE...  On   | 00000000:3B:00.0 Off |                  Off |
| N/A   31C    P0    26W / 250W |     31MiB / 12287MiB |      0%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

The result of #esxcli graphics host get is as follows.

 Default Graphics Type: SharedPassthru
   Shared Passthru Assignment Policy: Performance

Kindly help me to enable the PCI at NVIDA Tesla P 100 in shared pass through mode.

  • Did you reboot the host after installing and configuring the GPU vib? – Tim Liston Mar 14 at 14:40
  • @TimListon , Yes I did. Is there any command for enabling PCI device at VMWare ESXI 6.7 – Sarath Zacharia Mar 14 at 16:19
  • Not that I'm aware of, but take a look at this related question and their solution and see if it might relate to your situation. serverfault.com/questions/950161/… – Tim Liston Mar 14 at 16:30
  • @TimListon Thanks for your reply, I am able to direct I/O passthrough the Tesla P100 gpu to VM but I am not able to do the shared passthrough the same to VM – Sarath Zacharia Mar 14 at 18:27

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