Nvidia-smi "No devices were found" - VMWare ESXI Ubuntu Server 20.04.03 with RTX3070

Had the same issue, running RTX 3060ti with ubuntu 20.04 on esxi. Hardware is Asus x370 crosshair 3700x. Was working fine, then updated and no longer had a gpu. As of 8/15/22 I tried updating to the latest patch of esxi, was on 7.0 update 1 and installed to update 3 U3f, no change. Tried 22.04 and Manjaro with preconfigured 515.65.01 drivers, no luck. I was able to downgrade to 460.84 in Manjaro and get that to work. I can also confirm opensource driver 515.65.01 does work on Manjaro with kernel 5.4.210-1 using the manual install path from guide https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-nvidia-drivers-on-manjaro-linux and using -m=kernel-open with the .run download. Then added options nvidia NVreg_OpenRmEnableUnsupportedGpus=1 in /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf
and rebooted and I now have a working nvidia-smi output.