When the hardware acceleration functionality is supported, the host can get hardware assistance and perform several tasks faster and more efficiently.

The host can get assistance with the following activities:

  • Migrating virtual machines with Storage vMotion
  • Deploying virtual machines from templates
  • Cloning virtual machines or templates
  • VMFS clustered locking and metadata operations for virtual machine files
  • Provisioning thick virtual disks
  • Creating fault-tolerant virtual machines
  • Creating and cloning thick disks on NFS datastores