I get the following error on Host->Config->Advanced Setting for a NIC
Direct Path I/O Configuration
Warning: Configuration host hardware without virtualization features for virutal machine
passthrough will make it unavailable for use except for dedicating it to a single virtual
machine. In particular, configuraing a device needed for normal host boot or operation
can make normal host boot impossible and may require significant effort to undo.
While I am tyring to get it to work for PassThru to have the knowledge of how to do that, my goal is to virtualize the card
I installed VMTools on all my VM's, and rebooted the host, hoping that would give me the driver required to make this work
However, I still get a Direct Path issue
My NIC is a Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II5770 10Gigabit Ethernet
My machine is a Intel Westmere EP 12 core machine
What do I do next ?
BTW, VMWare knows what the NIC is (Broadcom 5710), and that is checked in Advanced Settings, and on another machine the card is working just fine on VMWare without the need to install a driver.
Is installing a driver the correct course, and if so what should I do next