ESXi: Is it possible to boot guest VM from the HBA in DirectPath mode


New Member
Feb 10, 2018
With ESXi, I'm trying to pass the HBA to the VM with DirectPath and boot the VM from the HBA. I can install the VM and I can even boot the hardware from the disks attached to the HBA (I did on accident once) but I can't get the VM to boot using the disks attached to the HBA.

Is it possible to do? I saw a blog about someone booting a VM from a DirectPath PCI nvme so I would assume this should work?

Any ideas?