When the hardware acceleration functionality is supported, the host can get hardware assistance and perform several tasks faster and more efficiently.

The host can get assistance with the following activities:

Migrating virtual machines with Storage vMotion

Deploying virtual machines from templates

Cloning virtual machines or templates

VMFS clustered locking and metadata operations for virtual machine files

Writes to thin provisioned and thick virtual disks

Creating fault-tolerant virtual machines

Creating and cloning thick disks on NFS datastores