When the hardware acceleration functionality is supported, the host can get hardware assistance and perform several tasks faster and more efficiently.

The host can get assistance with the following activities:

  • Migrating virtual machines with Storage vMotion

  • Deploying virtual machines from templates

  • Cloning virtual machines or templates

  • VMFS clustered locking and metadata operations for virtual machine files

  • Writes to thin provisioned and thick virtual disks

  • Creating fault-tolerant virtual machines

  • Creating and cloning thick disks on NFS datastores