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VMware ESXi 8.0 - Hardware not yet certified for upgrade

VMware vSphere 8.0 IA (Initial Availability) is in the market for a couple of weeks now and it is expected to transition into GA (General Availability) soon. It's time to verify that your hardware is supported if you plan on upgrading your ESXi hosts to vSphere 8.0. Some systems have not been certified by their vendor yet. The following servers were supported in vSphere 7.0 U3 but are according to VMware's HCL not yet supported in vSphere 8.0.

Your server is listed and you want to upgrade?

  • Usually, the list gets smaller a couple of weeks after a new vSphere version has been released. I will update this post when I notice changes.
  • Not supported does not say that it does not work.
  • Servers get certified by their vendor, not VMware. If you want a server to get certified, ask your vendor.
  • Vendor support matrices sometimes differ from VMware HCL. In doubt, ask your vendor or VMware if you are allowed to upgrade.
  • The list has been created with the help of my HCL in JSON Format.
  • Follow the comments to get notified of updates. I will comment on changes when the list gets smaller.
  • Did I miss something? Please comment.
  • To keep the list convenient, only the following vendors are included: Cisco, DELL, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi, IBM, Lenovo, Inspur, Huawei and Supermicro


You might also want to check support information published by server vendors:

The list is based on VMware HCL:

Last Update: 2022-11-25

Source: VMware HCL | List created with JSON based HCL

4 thoughts on “VMware ESXi 8.0 - Hardware not yet certified for upgrade”

  1. Removed 44 servers:

  2. Dell Inc. - PowerEdge M640 VRTX (Intel Xeon Gold 6100/5100, Silver 4100, Bronze 3100 (Skylake-SP) Series)
  3. Dell Inc. - PowerEdge M640 VRTX (Intel Xeon Gold 6200/5200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  4. Dell Inc. - PowerEdge M640 VRTX (Intel Xeon Platinum 8100 (Skylake-SP) Series)
  5. Dell Inc. - PowerEdge M640 VRTX (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  6. Dell Inc. - PowerEdge M640 VRTX (Intel Xeon Silver 4200, Bronze 3200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  7. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE Superdome Flex (Intel Xeon Gold 6200/5200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  8. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus Compute Module (Intel Xeon Gold 6300/5300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series )
  9. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus Compute Module (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  10. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus Compute Module (Intel Xeon Silver 4300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  11. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/2S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Gold 6300/5300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series )
  12. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/2S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  13. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/2S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Silver 4300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  14. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/4S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Gold 6300/5300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series )
  15. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/4S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  16. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/4S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Silver 4300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  17. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/8S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Gold 6300/5300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series )
  18. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/8S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  19. Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Synergy 480 Gen10 Plus w/8S PCIe Exp Mod (Intel Xeon Silver 4300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  20. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server DS120 (Intel Xeon Gold 6200/5200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  21. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server DS120 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  22. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server DS120 (Intel Xeon Silver 4200, Bronze 3200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  23. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server HA810 G2 (Intel Xeon Gold 6300/5300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series )
  24. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server HA810 G2 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  25. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server HA810 G2 (Intel Xeon Silver 4300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  26. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server HA820 G2 (Intel Xeon Gold 6300/5300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series )
  27. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server HA820 G2 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  28. Hitachi Vantara - Hitachi Advanced Server HA820 G2 (Intel Xeon Silver 4300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  29. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - 1288H V5 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  30. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - 2288H V5 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  31. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - 2288H V6 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8300 (Ice-Lake-SP) Series)
  32. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - 5288 V5 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  33. Inspur Electronic Information Industry Co., Ltd - NF3180A6 (AMD EPYC 7003/7003X Series)
  34. Inspur Electronic Information Industry Co., Ltd - NF3280A6 (AMD EPYC 7003/7003X Series)
  35. Inspur Electronic Information Industry Co., Ltd - NF5180A6 (AMD EPYC 7003/7003X Series)
  36. Inspur Electronic Information Industry Co., Ltd - NF5280A6 (AMD EPYC 7003/7003X Series)
  37. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-1029U-TR-CTO (Intel Xeon Gold 6200/5200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  38. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-1029U-TR-CTO (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  39. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-1029U-TR-CTO (Intel Xeon Silver 4200, Bronze 3200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  40. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-1029U-TR4 (Intel Xeon Gold 6200/5200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  41. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-1029U-TR4 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  42. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-1029U-TR4 (Intel Xeon Silver 4200, Bronze 3200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  43. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-2029U-TR4 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)
  44. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-6019U-TR4 (Intel Xeon Gold 6200/5200 (Cascade-Lake-SP/Refresh) Series)
  45. Supermicro Computer, Inc - SYS-6019U-TR4 (Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 (Cascade-Lake-SP) Series)

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