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  • 1.  test versions of enterprise esx with vcenter and vSAN

    Posted Jul 03, 2017 08:10 AM

    hello all

    i develop some peace of hardware which looks like, right now, its a masterwork. the hardware is focused at the vSAN and esxi. my project involves 9 Servers (single CPU with up to 16 cores/CPU) with 128 gb ram and ssh.

    for testing purpose (performance, heat, ...) i would need an ESXi for all servers with vSAN and tools like automated provisioning, performance tools, analyse tools.

    is there any developer version out there (not for prod enviroment) which i can buy for less money as it cost official. i cant pay 5000 per cpu license. for 10 it would be 50k. just for testing (until i can sell the product) its a lot of money

    also - what do i need to do to get certified from VM for my configuation ?



  • 2.  RE: test versions of enterprise esx with vcenter and vSAN

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jul 11, 2017 11:34 AM

    Looks like an unsupported configuration you may need to contact the certification team



  • 3.  RE: test versions of enterprise esx with vcenter and vSAN

    Posted Jul 11, 2017 07:06 PM

    Hello Pille,

    "is there any developer version out there (not for prod enviroment) which i can buy for less money as it cost official"?

    Yes, you can use Evaluation License for up to 60 days for vSphere (ESXi, vCenter) and vSAN, this has the same features as Enterprise Plus vSphere/Enterprise vSAN:

    Download VMware vSAN Evaluation

    my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=vsphere-6

    "what do i need to do to get certified from VM for my configuation ?"

    Make sure your cluster design and netwrorking adhere to the guidelines for configuring these.

    Ensure you are using hardware components that are certified by VMware and the product you are using it for:

    e.g. servers/NICs/Processors etc. for ESXi that are listed on the HCL for the version you are using:

    www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

    And for vSAN, the RAID/IO Controller, Cache-tier SSD and Capacity-tier HDD or SSDs are certified for the version of vSAN you intend to use:

    www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

    (click 'Build Your Own based on Certified Components.')

    parmarr

    Not sure what you mean by unsupported configuration (not enough details provided here to think or say that!).

    Though yes, OP did mention considering some SSDs that are not on the HCL in his other thread.

    Bob