Use claim rules to enable the high-performance plug-in (HPP) on your ESXi host.
You can use the ESXi Shell or vSphere CLI to configure the HPP claim rules. For more information, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces and vSphere Command-Line Interface Reference.
Enabling the HPP is not supported on PXE booted ESXi hosts.
Upgrade your vSphere environment to version 6.7.
Have high-speed local flash devices installed on your ESXi host.
- Create an HPP claim rule by running the following sample command.
esxcli storage core claimrule add -r 10 -t vendor -V=NVMe -M=* -P HPP --force-reserved
This sample command instructs the HPP to claim all devices with the vendor NVMe. Modify this rule to claim the devices you specify. Make sure to follow these recommendations:
For the rule ID parameter, use the number within the 1–49 range to make sure that the HPP claim rule precedes the build-in NMP rules. The default NMP rules 50–54 are reserved for locally attached storage devices.
Use the --force-reserved option. With this option, you can add a rule into the range 0–100 that is reserved for internal VMware use.
- Reboot your host for your changes to take effect.
- Verify that the HPP claimed the appropriate device.
esxcli storage core device list
mpx.vmhba2:C0:T0:L0 Display Name: Local NVMe Disk (mpx.vmhba2:C0:T0:L0) ... Multipath Plugin: HPP ...