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.

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.

Lab Update – New DL380 G7

Managed to pick up a “new” DL380 G7 from the local classifieds today! This bad boy is going to be the new ESXi host for my lab, replacing the DL360 G7! But why bother “upgrading”?..