- VMware ESXi 7.0 (x86) or newer is required
- Any NVMe storage devices with VID/PID listed below are supported
- Apple 2018 Intel Mac Mini 8,1 or Apple 2019 Intel Mac Pro 7,1
- ESXi 7.x or newer is now supported with v1.2 Fling
- Anything newer than ESXi 6.7 Patch 03 (Build 16713306) is NOT supported
- The onboard Thunderbolt 3 ports does NOT function when using the Community NVMe driver and can cause ESXi to PSOD if activated.
Step 1 - Download the Offline Bundle zip file for the Community NVMe Driver for ESXi and upload to ESXi host using either SCP or Datastore Browser
Step 2 - Install the ESXi Offline Bundle by running the following command on ESXi Shell to install ESXi Offline Bundle:
esxcli software vib install -d /path/to/the offline bundle zipStep 4 - Reboot the ESXi host for the change to go into effect. Once the host has rebooted, ESXi should now allow be able to claim and use the local NVMe SSD.
Note: For those that wish to incorporate the Community NVMe Driver for ESXi into a new ESXi Image Profile, you can use either the Image Builder UI in vCenter Server or Image Builder CLI with PowerCLI.
- Support for ESXi 7.0 or newer for Apple NVMe devices
July 12, 2021 - v1.1
- Support for ESXi 7.0 or newer
- Support for 3 additional NVMe storage devices(please see the Requirements tab for more details)
February 23, 2021 - v1.0 (Initial Release)
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