The virtual machine 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 virtual machine features are unavailable or read-only in the vSphere Client:

  • Intel vGPU

  • AMD vGPU

  • 2TB HDD

  • 128 vCPUs for virtual machines with hardware versions earlier than version 10

  • 32 Serial Ports for virtual machines with hardware versions earlier than version 10

  • 255 PVSCI devices

  • SVGA for virtual machines with hardware versions 10 and 11

  • VMCI firewall

  • Smart card authentication

  • SATA controller and hardware settings

  • SR-IOV settings

  • GPU 3D render and memory settings

  • Tuning latency settings

  • vSphere Flash Read Cache settings

  • Nested hypervizor

  • Fast checkpointing

  • vCPU reference counters

  • Ease and scheduled hardware upgrade

  • Default compatibility level

  • VMware Tools reporting and upgrade

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