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One of our customers have asked to enable VMCI between 2 VM's on different ESXi hosts.
Since we don't have experience with VMCI, what should be the considirations before enabling it, and what are the benefits of it?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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the last I heard, this was discontinued and deprecated.

Benefits
Quicker communication between host and hypervisor, rather than using network layer.
Recommended for Integrated Applications, with back-End Databases.
Faster networks.
Is said to Improves security.

Disadvantages
vMotion not supported.
FT not supported.
Suspend and Migration issues, not working.

and usually it's only advisable to enable, if Applications can use it and are VMCI aware.
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Great, TNX
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