The storage tasks that you can perform when you connect directly to an ESXi host or vCenter Server system with the vSphere Client are limited.

The following storage features are unavailable or read-only in the vSphere Client:

  • AHCI SATA devices
  • NFS client 4.1 with Kerberos
  • Storage DRS with vSphere Replication
  • Storage DRS interoperability with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Storage Policy I/O filters
  • Virtual SAN disk group management
  • Virtual SAN profile compatibility errors and warnings
  • Virtual SAN storage policy based management
  • Virtual SAN default profiles
  • Virtual SAN disk serviceability
  • Virtual SAN fault domain isolation
  • Virtual Volumes
  • vSphere Flash Read Cache
  • vSphere Flash Read Cache DRS interoperability

Use the vSphere Web Client as the primary interface for managing the full range of storage functions available in your vSphere 6.0 environment.