Nvidia GPU passthrough – ESXi 6.7

It seems that there’s some confusion and a surprising lack of information regarding setting up Nvidia consumer GPU passthrough for ESXi 6.7. Here I will discuss what I had to do in order to get my consumer Nvidia 1050 Ti to work on my Windows 10 VM in my ESXi 6.7 DL380 G7 host.

Homelab Server Licensing

This is a topic I see a lot around the internet and particularly on the /r/homelab subreddit so I figured I’d chime in with my professional opinion.

VMware ESXi 6.7 Free – An Overview

VMware ESXi 6.7 is an entirely free to use bare-metal hypervisor which includes powerful virtualization, networking, and storage capabilities.

Mental Subnetting

So for the last few weeks I’ve been trying to learn how to do Subnetting off the top of my head. I’ve been using a great guide written by user LordFlasheart on the techexams.net forums. Here I’m going to explain how I interpreted the guide and am using it to subnet in my head…

October’s Network Diagram

I’ve managed to finish migrating all of my VMs to the new DL380 G7 ESXi Host. Afterwards, I found some time to sit down and draw a quick network diagram. I then posted this diagram to an online forum and received some good questions & suggestions.