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NVMeoF Support added in vSphere 7

What's New in vSphere 7 Core Storage

With the release of vSphere 7, we added support for NVMe over Fabrics or NVMeoF.  VMware continues to enhance connectivity with external storage. As NVMe devices and arrays continue to become the norm, the need to use the NVMe protocol for connectivity was an obvious progression.  With the initial release, we are support FC and RoCE v2. (RDMA over Converged Ethernet)

See the announcement and details here: What's New in vSphere 7 Core Storage | VMware

Currently unsupported features with NVMeoF

  • Pt-RDM and virtual-RDM
  • Shared VMDK (NVMe reservation)
  • vVols
  • VAAI Plugins (nothing identified so far)
  • NVMe-oF namespace for core-dump (not sure about this)
  • 3rd party plugin support (with HPP)
  • XCOPY support
  • Scale differences (with 8.0, we would get 256 NS and 2k paths whereas SCSI is currently at 1K LUNs and 4K paths)
  • Metro cluster support
  • SRM support
  • E2E NVMe
  • Boot with SAN


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