I have successfully installed High Sierra in a Virtual Machine on VMWare vSphere 6 with a NVIDIA GT 1030 passed through for graphics with the web drivers installed.
It's my understanding that Audio over HDMI does not work on this card so I have been looking at alternatives.
I have a Fiio E10K USB DAC that is supported under OS X apparently.
I tried with USB pass-through and it is detected but there is no sound. I also tried USB pass-through on Windows and it didn't work with the same issue with xHCI but it did work with EHCI + UHCI which only supports 1.1 and 2.0 devices. I don't mind sacrificing USB3 support to get audio working but I have not had success so far on OS X.
Has anyone successfully gotten USB Audio working on 10.13?
So I've managed to get Unlocker working on ESXi 6.0U2, installed Sierra and got GPU passthrough working with my GTX 1050 Ti. However...audio is a mess. I tried with an old USB sound card I had lying around, and the results were pathetic. So I disabled SIP (that was an adventure), installed VoodooHDA 2.9.0 and tried routing audio over HDMI. Again, it was an unpleasant experience. So I tried an old PCI M-Audio Revolution with a Snow Leopard era kext. I got audio, but it frequently broke up and distorted.
Aside from audio, the VM feels stuttery and uneven, like the system is overloaded with I/O. However, there's actually very little activity in Activity Monitor. Anyone have any suggestions for getting decent audio out of this VM?