VSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker

VMware Labs recently released a new fling VSAN Hardware Compatibility List Checker to verify if the installed hardware components are on the HCL list. It also verify if a storage controller on a server is on VMware HCL. You can download the fling from here.

System Requirements

  • Windows: XP, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, 2012
  • Browser: IE 8 and above

Network Requirements

  • HTTPS/443 access to ESXi hosts (interacting with hostd)
  • TCP/5989 access to ESXi hosts (CIM service secure)
  • Internet HTTP/80 access to http://partnerweb.vmware.com/service/vsan/all.json (optional)

ESXi Host Requirements

  • ESXi 5.1.x, 5.5.x, 6.x are supported
  • Direct access to the hostd service with username and password
  • CIM service (secure) running on port 5989
  • CIM provider for HP or LSI controller

How does it works ?

  • Download the fling and extract to a folder.
  • Fling will check for installed SSL Certificate on host. In case of Self Signed Certificate run the fling with –noSSLVerfiy option

hclCheck.exe –noSSLVerify

VSAN Checker

  • Provide the hostname / IP of ESX Host and root password.
  • Once completed generated report will be be saved in the same extracted folder. Open the the report in browser.


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