I'm relatively new to esxi and this is for personal use, not any kind of production environment. Running esxi 6.5. The HCL is a bit hard to follow....is it only for chipsets instead of products?
I do not need/want passthrough, i'd like to be able to assign individual USB devices to individual guests instead of passing the entire controller through. So i'm looking for a controller that is natively supported in ESXI. Not able to find any cards that explicitly list support.
I would recommend you to contact the hardware vendor for check for supported PCI Cards on the Server.
Inorder to connect a USB disk to a VM, we would have to use the Passthrough Option.
Or You could assign the complete controller to a Virtual Machine.
Support of the PCI device depends on the Server specification.