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


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VMware vCenter Server


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
  • 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
  • L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) status information



VMware vCenter Server 6.0.x
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.x


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.

Note:  All vSphere features introduced in vSphere 5.5 and beyond are available only through the vSphere Web Client. The traditional vSphere Client will continue to operate , Supporting the same feature set as vSphere 5.0.

Additional Information

The Overview sub-tab in the Performance tab view is no longer available in the VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x
VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x で利用できない機能の一覧
The Hardware Status Tab is no longer available in the vSphere Client after upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0
VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x 中未提供功能列表
Lista de recursos não disponíveis no VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x
Lista de funciones no disponibles en VMware vSphere Client 6.0.x

Deprecation notice for vSphere C # Client :

In vSphere 5.1, all new vSphere features are available only through the vSphere Web Client.
The traditional vSphere Client will continue to operate, supporting the same feature set as vSphere 5.0, but not exposing any of the new features in vSphere 5.1.