DirectPath I/O allows virtual machine access to physical PCI functions on platforms with an I/O Memory Management Unit.

The following features are unavailable for virtual machines configured with DirectPath:

  • Hot adding and removing of virtual devices
  • Suspend and resume
  • Record and replay
  • Fault tolerance
  • High availability
  • DRS (limited availability. The virtual machine can be part of a cluster, but cannot migrate across hosts)
  • Snapshots