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3D acceleration in ESX 4.x (1011942)

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  • 3D acceleration is greyed out.
  • Cannot choose 3D acceleration.
  • The Enable 3D Support option is greyed out.
  • Applications that use 3D Acceleration, such as Direct X and Open GL, do not function as expected.


The 3D acceleration feature is not supported in ESX/ESXi 4.x.  There are currently no plans to support 3D acceleration in a virtual machine on ESX/ESXi.
This option is available for virtual machines created in products that support 3D acceleration, such as VMware Workstation.

Update History

07/28/2010 - Added a symptom for Direct X and Open GL.

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