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The Virtual SAN product team is pleased to announce a number of changes to Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide (VCG) with the release of Virtual SAN 6.2. Following is the summary of changes:

  1. Virtual SAN Ready Nodes: Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and components (I/O controller, PCIe/NVMe, SSD, HDD) that are listed on Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide and certified on earlier releases will carry forward to Virtual SAN 6.2. Virtual SAN 6.2 now supports 90+ Ready Nodes from over 10 vendors.  There are some exceptions that are still under certification, please check Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide for more details.

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  1. Virtual SAN Ready Node Configurator: We have introduced a new, sleek and simple Virtual SAN Ready Node Configurator tool to help guide picking a Ready Node from your OEM of choice and download the configuration in a PDF. The tool is intended to be a quick start guide for customers and sales teams.  The full blown Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide is available for advanced users/options.
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  1. TCO and Sizing Calculator: The Updated TCO & Sizing Calculator has been updated to include new storage efficiency features in Virtual SAN 6.2 for sizing & TCO calculations.
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  1. ESXi Pre-Installed Options: The Virtual SAN VMware Compatibility Guide now provides options to filter and select Ready Nodes that are offered with ESXi Pre-installed at the factory. In addition, some Ready Nodes also come with ESXi pre-installed as a “Build to Order” option.   As we continue to expand our Ready Node offerings, these new options will provide customers more flexibility around pre-installed software, licensing and support model of choice.
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If you have any questions on hardware certification, please contact vsan-hcl@vmware.com