To communicate with the devices that do not support the T10 SCSI standard, your host uses a combination of a single VAAI filter and a vendor-specific VAAI plug-in. Use the esxcli command to view the hardware acceleration filter and plug-ins currently loaded into your system.

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.

Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting , run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.

Run the esxcli --server=server_name storage core plugin list --plugin-class=value command.

For value, enter one of the following options:

Type VAAI to display plug-ins.

The output of this command is similar to the following example:

#esxcli --server=server_name storage core plugin list --plugin-class=VAAI
Plugin name         Plugin class
VMW_VAAIP_EQL       VAAI
VMW_VAAIP_NETAPP    VAAI
VMW_VAAIP_CX        VAAI

Type Filter to display the Filter.

The output of this command is similar to the following example:

esxcli --server=server_name storage core plugin list --plugin-class=Filter
Plugin name  Plugin class 
VAAI_FILTER  Filter