The host configuration 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 host features are unavailable or read-only in the vSphere Client

  • Deleted file reclamation
  • Guest authorization
  • Host profiles reference host independence
  • Lockdown mode

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