michaeldaly
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PCI bridge doesn't allow only 1 of 2 cards to passthrough...wants the 2

A PCI bridge is common to both a Gigabit ethernet card and a 'Tiger

Jet Network ...Tiger 3XX' telephony card and vmware won't allow you to just passthrough the Tiger card, as pictured::

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3rVDzHl8oVLRkpOQ2dmV2tlNmM

if you do you, you lose network connectivity which is via the Gigabit ethernet card:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3rVDzHl8oVLOUJIX0hSTVpYdm8

So am seeking advice on the simplest solution here.

Thanks

MD

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rdeleye
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The same for me. Vsphere sees well the 4 devices that are on the PCI bridge adapter (Texas XIO2200a : startech PEX2PCI4)

I can add one device to one virtual machine and a second one to a second virtual machine but I can't start both at the same time. It says, device already in use.

Quite disturbing, I need both device on two different machines. Any idea?

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You can see it on the screen I attached. I started the virtual machine that connect to the 000:05:07.0 PCI device. And the virtual machine using the 000:05:04.0 can not start. Error on the second screen I attach.

Tried on VSphere 5.1 and 6.0 (same problem).

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michaeldaly
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Is all the relevant hardware officially supported?

I tried updating my bios but the system wont boot properly into vmware now

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