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
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