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Below virtual hardware available to the virtual machine. You can review and compare the hardware available for different compatibility levels to help you determine whether to upgrade the virtual machines in your environment.

   

FeatureESXi 6.7 and laterESXi 6.5 and laterESXi 6.0 and laterESXi 5.5 and laterESXi 5.1 and laterESXi 5.0 and laterESX/ESXi 4.x and laterESX/ESXi 3.5 and later
Hardware version141311109874
Maximum memory (GB)61286128408010111011101125564
Maximum number of logical processors12812812864643284
Maximum number of cores (virtual CPUs) per socket12812812864643281
Maximum SCSI adapters44444444
Bus Logic adaptersYYYYYYYY
LSI Logic adaptersYYYYYYYY
LSI Logic SAS adaptersYYYYYYYN
VMware Paravirtual controllersYYYYYYYN
SATA controllers4444NNNN
NVMe Controller s44NNNNNN
Virtual SCSI diskYYYYYYYY
SCSI passthroughYYYYYYYY
SCSI hot plug supportYYYYYYYY
IDE nodesYYYYYYYY
Virtual IDE diskYYYYYYYN
Virtual IDE CD-ROMsYYYYYYYY
IDE hot plug supportNNNNNNNN
Maximum NICs101010101010104
PCNet32YYYYYYYY
VMXNetYYYYYYYY
VMXNet2YYYYYYYY
VMXNet3YYYYYYYN
E1000YYYYYYYY
E1000eYYYYYYNN
USB 1.x and 2.0YYYYYYYN
USB 3.0YYYYYYNN
Maximum video memory (MB)128128128512512128128128
Maximum graphics memory (GB)222NNNNN
SVGA displays101010101010101
SVGA 3D hardware accelerationYYYYYYNN
VMCIYYYYYYYN
PCI passthrough16161666660
PCI Hot plug supportYYYYYYYN
Nested HV supportYYYYYNNN
vPMC supportYYYYYNNN
Serial ports32323244444
Parallel ports33333333
Floppy devices22222222
Virtual RDMAYYNNNNNN
NVDIMM controller1NNNNNNN
NVDIMM device64NNNNNNN
Virtual I/O MMUYNNNNNNN
Virtual TPMYNNNNNNN
Microsoft VBSYNNNNNNN

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