VMWare ESXi 6 Recipies

Enable 3D Support option is greyed out in virtual machine video card settings

Edit your VM’s .vmx file, and add the following line:

mks.enable3d = TRUE


Source: VMWare KB

Using a VNC Client to Connect to VMs

Add the following to your .vmx file:

RemoteDisplay.vnc.enabled = [true|false]
RemoteDisplay.vnc.port = [port #]
RemoteDisplay.vnc.password = [optional]

Source: VirtuallyGhetto

Pass Raw Disk Through to Guest OS

vmkfstools /vmfs/volumes/disk2/somename.vmdk -z /vmfs/devices/disks/diskname


Passthrough Consumer Video Card to Guest OS

This is confirmed to work with a MSI GeForce GT 1030.

In your VM’s memory settings, you must reserve all memory that is allocated to the guest.  There should be a checkbox under RAM settings that reads something like: “Reserve all guest memory (All locked).”

Edit the advanced settings of your vmx file, and add the following:

pciHole.start = 2048
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = false