You install I/O filters in an ESXi host cluster by running installers provided by vendors.

Required privileges: Host.Config.Patch.

Verify that the I/O filter solution integrates with vSphere ESX Agent Manager and is certified by VMware.

Verify that your cluster includes ESXi 6.0 Update 1 hosts.

Enable DRS on the cluster.

1

Run the installer that the vendor provided.

The installer installs the appropriate I/O filter extension on vCenter Server and deploys the filter components on all hosts within a cluster. You cannot install the filter on selected hosts.

2

Verify that the I/O filter components are properly installed on your ESXi hosts:

esxcli --server=server_name software vib list

The filter appears on the list of VIB packages.