SSDs are very resilient and provide faster access to data.

SSD enablement results in several benefits:

  • Use VMFS datastores that are created on SSD storage devices to allocate space for ESXi host cache.

  • Use local SSDs for such features as Flash Read Cache and Virtual SAN.

  • Use of SSDs increases virtual machine consolidation ratio as SSDs can provide very high I/O throughput.

  • It supports identification of virtual SSD device by the guest operating system.