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Configuring Displays for NVIDIA GRID with Pass-Through

This section describes how how to add an NVIDIA GRID PCI device to your ESXi host.

The following instructions are only required for virtualized workstations using a supported NVIDIA GRID video card with pass-through. For specific supported models, see System Requirements.

Before you begin, ensure the following prerequisites are met:

  • You have installed the NVIDIA¬†GRID graphics card.
  • You have installed VMware Tools on your ESXi host and the VMware SVGA 3D driver on the virtual machine.
  • You have local administrative permission to the workstation.
  • You have disabled OS power management features on the workstation.

To add a PCI device:

  1. Using vSphere Web Client, right-click the virtual machine in the Navigator list and select Power > Power Off.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  3. In the New device drop-down list, select PCI Device and then click Add. Add a PCI device
  4. Click OK.
  5. Start the virtual machine.