To communicate with the devices that do not support the T10 SCSI standard, your host uses a combination of a single VAAI filter and a vendor-specific VAAI plug-in. Use the esxcli command to view the hardware acceleration filter and plug-ins currently loaded into your system.

Before you begin

Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting, run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.

About this task

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.

Procedure

Run the esxcli --server=server_name storage core plugin list --plugin-class=value command.

For value, enter one of the following options:

  • Type VAAI to display plug-ins.

    The output of this command is similar to the following example:

    #esxcli --server=server_name storage core plugin list --plugin-class=VAAI
    Plugin name         Plugin class
    VMW_VAAIP_EQL       VAAI
    VMW_VAAIP_NETAPP    VAAI
    VMW_VAAIP_CX        VAAI
    
  • Type Filter to display the Filter.

    The output of this command is similar to the following example:

    esxcli --server=server_name storage core plugin list --plugin-class=Filter
    Plugin name  Plugin class 
    VAAI_FILTER  Filter