To set up data services that the I/O filters provide for your virtual machines, follow several steps.


  • Create a cluster that includes at least one ESXi host.
  • VMware offers the I/O filters. In addition, you can use the filters that VMware partners create through the vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO). Typically, the partner filter packages are distributed as vSphere Installation Bundles (VIBs) and can include I/O filter daemons, CIM providers, and other associated components. For information, contact your vendor or your VMware representative.

What to do next

For information about troubleshooting I/O filters, see the vSphere Troubleshooting documentation.