3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2020 12:34 PM by Randomness69

    Issues with DirectPath I/O

    Randomness69 Lurker

      Hey guys


      Running vSphere 6.0.0 u3

      ESXi host in question is 6.0.0 u3

      Server: ProLiant DL360 Gen10

      NIC:  HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562SFP+ Adapter


      I'm trying to enable DirectPath i/o to passthru the NIC through to the VM.


      I have used the vsphere client to add the correct vmnic under Host > Configuration > Advanced Settings > DirectPath i/o Configuration. I see the message "This device is running in passthrough mode"


      Great! So far so good....


      Next, on the VM settings, I have added the PCI device, and as expected, the NIC appears there and I can add it successfully and save.


      However when I switch on the VM, I receive the following message: The virtual machine cannot be powered on because virtual nested paging is not compatible with PCI passthru in VMware ESX 6.0.0.


      Any advise welcome and much appreciated.