In your ESXi environment, you can use flash devices with several functionalities.

Table 1. Using Flash Devices with ESXi

Functionality

Description

Virtual SAN

Virtual SAN requires flash devices. For more information, see the Administering VMware Virtual SAN documentation.

VMFS Datastores

You can create VMFS datastores on flash devices. Use the datastores for the following purposes:

Virtual Flash Resource (VFFS)

Set up a virtual flash resource and use it for the following functionalities: