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List of features not available in VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x (2109808)

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This article describes the features not available and limitations in VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x.

The VMware vSphere Client is an alternate interface for connecting directly to an ESXi host or vCenter Server system to manage your vSphere inventory.

The tasks that you can perform when you connect directly to a VMware ESXi host or vCenter Server system with the vSphere Client are limited and these features are not available:

  • IPv6 (NFS 4.1 Storage operations, iSCSI UI, Guest OS customization, virtual data center (vDC), ESX platform support)
  • Multi-Instance TCP/IP stack and upgrade
  • SR-IOV, LACP, Multicast support enhancements
  • Opaque Networks
  • Network I/O Control (NIOC v3)
  • Open vSwitch (OVS) support
  • ProxySwitch autoscale capability
  • Network DRS
  • DRS anti-affinity rules
  • Long distance vMotion
  • Cross-vCenter vMotion
  • AHCI SATA device support
  • vFlash-DRS interoperability
  • vFlash cache UI support
  • vSAN disk group management, Profile compatibility errors and warnings, SPBM UI, Default Profiles, Disk serviceability, Fault Domain isolation
  • Storage DRS compatibility with vSphere Replication, Interoperability with Site Recovery Manager
  • I/O Filters: Storage policy support
  • NFS Client 4.1 with Kerberos
  • Virtual Volumes in vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server Storage Profiles
  • Storage Management Views
Hardware Features:
  • Intel vGPU
  • AMD vGPU
  • SVGA Hardware version 10, 11
  • 2TB+ HDD VMDK 
  • 128 vCPUs (N/A for HWv10 and earlier)
  • Removable Serial Port Max limit 32 (N/A for HWv10 and earlier)
  • 255 PVSCI Devices
  • VMCI Firewall
  • Smart Card authentication
  • SATA controller and hardware settings
  • SR-IOV
  • GPU 3D render and memory settings
  • Tuning latency
  • vFlash settings
  • Nested hypervisor
  • Fast checkpointing 
  • CPU ref counters
  • Ease and scheduled hardware upgrade
  • Default compatibility level
Other Functionality:
  • VMware Tools reporting and upgrade enhancements
  • End VMware Tools Install
  • vCenter Server Linked Mode
  • vCenter Server Service Status (Health-UI Extension)
  • vCenter Server Hardware Status (CIM-Monitoring Extension)
  • vCenter Server Performance Charts - Overview
  • Simplify tuning for low latency workloads
  • Guest authorization
  • SMS for certificate management
  • CIS runtime configuration
  • CMS support firstbooting
  • Lockdown Mode
  • Performance charts integration with RAS
  • Tagging enhancements
  • Deleted file reclamation


VMware recommends using the vSphere Web Client as the primary interface for connecting and managing the full range of functions available in your vSphere 6.0 environment.

See Also

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


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