I am currently trying to replicate your environment and the issue you are having but I would like to request more information about the configuration you have such as:
- Where ESXi 6.5 is installed?
- Where Windows 7* is installed?
- What OS is running on the VM?
- Is the screenshot from Device Manager taken from the VM or the actual OS running on the Intel® NUC?
- Any other information you consider important to try to replicate this.
ESXi 6.5 is installed on the NUC
Windows 7* is installed on the VM
The screenshot from Device Manager was taken from the VM
Thank you for the clarification.
Please check the following post from VMWares's community:
4. Re: How to install intel graphics driver on vmware workstation windows 7 64 bits?
To see the answer in context:
According to this information, the configuration you are trying to run is not supported by VMWare.
I hope this information helps.
Don't deceive me please I can do It by myself
If you are running VMware ESXi directly on a host with VT-d enabled, and you enable PCI Passthrough of the video card, there is a chance you can get the host's video card to be usable directly by the guest... but certainly not with Workstation. Workstation simply has no facility to allow "sharing" of a physical graphics adapter between the host and the guest.
So, You WRONG
Okay. Once again.
"If you are running VMware ESXi directly on a host with VT-d enabled, and you enable PCI Passthrough of the video card, there is a chance you can get the host's video card to be usable directly by the guest"
So according to this information the configuration I'm trying to run is supported by VMware. What about Intel?
The NUC5i5MYHE has not been tested or validated with ESXi 6.5. It doesn’t mean that it won’t work but support, validation and driver availability is either limited or non-existence. Please see the following web site for supported Operating Systems information: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-nuc-boards/000005628.html
Here are some basics seps to enable the Host for Video Passthrough (I have not tested this on any NUC as the OS is not validated but it may help):
- Check VT-d is enabled by running the following command on the console, <module_name> is the name of the module: vtddmar for Intel.
- Using the vSphere Client, connect to VMware* vCenter* and select the host.
- Select the Configuration tab for the host, and click "Advanced Settings". If the host has devices enabled for passthrough, these devices will be listed there.
- To configure passthrough for the Video Adapter, click Configure Passthrough.
- In the "Mark Devices" for Passthrough window, check the box that corresponds to the Video Adapter installed in the host.
- Click OK. The Video Card should now be listed now in the Window on the Advanced settings window.
I hope this helps,
Thanks for your reply.
Check my first message plese. As You see all these steps already done but... what's next?
It looks like VT-d is enabled (kind of formally) but Intel GPU itself does not support working in Passthrough mode.
So Is there a way to force Intel GPU WORK in this mode but not only "support" it?
ESXi 5.5-6.5 (in addition to "Customer-reported" linux distributions) works fine for me (and many other people) in all applications and on various NUC models (except Intel GPU Passthrough of course) but officially confirmed (and tested) support would be nice.
I checked with my next level of support and it seems that there are no plans to validate ESXi Operating System and therefore no plans to validate Passthrough mode either.
I am still checking with the Graphics team but I can’t promise anything at this moment.
I would LOVE to get this working too.. I have a few Intel NUC at home as homelab working with VMWare-stuff.. (working as a vmware consultat) Would be perfect to be able to use the HDMI and connect it to a monitor and via a VM..