Does hailo-8 work under VMWare ESXI?

Has anyone successfully used the Hailo-8 accelerator with VMware ESXi 8.0U2? I’m encountering issues when passing it through to a Virtual Machine (VM) using PCI pass-through. VMs fail to start when the Hailo-8 is attached. Any insights or experiences would be greatly appreciated!


I’m experiencing the same issue on my platform

yes there is a way to do this.

you have to add the following prompt

1e60 2864 bridge false

to the top of


now reboot the host and you could create and launch VM with hailo8 attached and could enumerate the device successfully