The network tasks that you can perform when you connect directly to an ESXi host or vCenter Server system with the vSphere Client are limited.

The following network features are unavailable or read-only in the vSphere Client:

vSphere vMotion across vCenter Server systems

vSphere vMotion across large geographical distances

Network DRS

DRS anti-affinity rules

Network I/O control

Open vSwitch

Proxy switch autoscale capability

Opaque networks




Multi-instance TCP/IP stack and upgrade

IPv6 support for ESX architecture, NFS 4.1 storage operations, iSCSI, guest OS customizations, virtual datacenters

Use the vSphere Web Client as the primary interface for managing the full range of network functions available in your vSphere 6.0 environment.