ESXi 6.7U2 issues with “Expose hardware Assisted Virtualization to the guest OS” and pass through devices

Hello! I’ve been getting into using ESXi 6.7U2 at home recently and I’ve found that I cannot enable “Expose hardware Assisted Virtualization to the guest OS” while having a USB PCIe card passed through to each of my VMs. After some extensive googling, the conclusion seems to be that these two things work together in ESXi 6.5, but for some reason has been disabled in 6.7.

It seems odd to me that what seems to be a pretty key feature for some situations is disabled in the later version of ESXi, is there a reason for this that I’m not aware of? And more importantly, is there anything that can be done, other than going through the process of converting my VMs to 6.5 and installing 6.5?


Intel 5960X (VT is enabled)

Asus Rampage V Extreme (VT-d enabled)

32GB of RAM

USB Device: Inatek KT4006


Thank you!

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