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vSphere Host Configuration

vSphere 6.7 identifies PMEM hardware and shows it in the hardware resources section of the host in vCenter as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: vSphere showing PMEM as a hardware resource

The recognized PMEM hardware is mounted as a PMEM datastore as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3: vSphere showing PMEM datastore

Virtual Machine Configuration

  1. vPMEMDisk can be added to a VM like any regular disk, as shown in Figure 4. Make sure VM Storage Policy is set to Host-local PMem Default Storage Policy.
  2. vPMEM can be added to a VM as a new NVDIMM device, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 4: Adding vPMEMDisk to a VM

Figure 5: Adding vPMEM (NVDIMM) to a VM