Configure the Virtual Machine Communication Interface in the vSphere Web Client

The Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) provides a high-speed communication channel between a virtual machine and the ESXi host that it runs on. You can also enable VMCI for communication between virtual machines that run on the same host.

clip_image002 Prerequisites

  • Verify that the virtual machine is using hardware version 7 or later.

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1. Select a virtual machine.

2. In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.

3. Click Virtual Hardware.

4. Select Enable VMCI between VMs.

5. Click OK.