Assigning a Thunderbolt 3 card to a VM?


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Hey all, my Unraid system is built around an Asus Z390A-Pro motherboard, which can use a PCIe card to add Thunderbolt 3 support: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboard-Accessories/ThunderboltEX-3/

 

Ideally, I would like to assign the card to a windows VM as a PCI device, then hang a TB3 dock off that to handle all of the other devices (KB, Mouse, etc) rather than assigning them one by one. 

 

It isn't clear to me, though, if this will work, as the card is more of a pass-through for a TB3 controller on the motherboard than a stand-alone controller. 

 

Has anybody done this?

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I'm bumping this topic as i am looking for a similar solution. Searching the forum lead me to this topic.

 

Is it possible to setup a VM and passthrough a TB3 card to it?

 

Passing through a gpu and make it work with the TB3 card in order to hook up monitor using the TB3-dongle looks like a challenge.

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