Host hardware acceleration for block storage devices is enabled by default on all hosts. You can use the VMware Host Client advanced settings to disable hardware acceleration.

Changing advanced settings is considered unsupported unless VMware Technical Support instructs you to do so.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine in the list and select Edit Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. On the VM Options tab, expand Advanced.
  4. Under Settings, select Disable acceleration.
  5. Click Save.