List of supported NICs for hardware-timestamping based ESXi PTP time
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List of supported NICs for hardware-timestamping based ESXi PTP time


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VMware vSphere ESXi


Starting with vSphere 7.0 Update 3, ESXi host PTP time service supports hardware-based timestamping using a NIC in PCI passthrough mode. 
This document maintains the list of supported NICs.


VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0.3


ESX PTP time service can be used with certain devices in DirectPath I/O passthrough mode or SRIOV passthrough mode.

Supported devices with DirectPath I/O passthrough:

  Family  PCI ID  Availability 
 Intel(R) Ethernet Network Adapter X710,
 Intel(R) Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710
8086:1572 8086:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
8086:15721028:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
8086:158a 8086:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
8086:158b 8086:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
 Intel(R) Ethernet Network Adapter E810
8086:1592 8086:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
8086:15938086:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
8086:159b8086:*ESXi 7.0 U3+
 (* denotes any)

Supported SRIOV devices with SRIOV passthrough:

To see supported devices with SRIOV, go to VMware compatibility guide:

  1. Select "IO Devices" in What are you looking for.

  2. Select "PTP over SRIOV" in Features.

  3. Click Update and View Results.

Additional Information

For more information on how to set up PTP with supported NICs in the vSphere environment, refer vSphere documentation.