Follow these best practices when you use flash devices in vSphere environment.

  • Use flash devices approved by the VMware Compatibility Guide.
  • Make sure to use the latest firmware with flash devices. Frequently check with your storage vendors for any updates.
  • Carefully monitor how intensively you use the flash device and calculate its estimated lifetime. The lifetime expectancy depends on how actively you continue to use the flash device. See Estimate Lifetime of Flash Devices.
  • If you use NVMe devices for storage, enable the high-performance plug-in (HPP) to improve your storage performance. For specifics of using the NVMe devices, see VMware High Performance Plug-In and Path Selection Schemes