Thats a little light, even for the eval. Edge fully consumes 2 cores and 4gb of ram, and the host needs some overhead. You really need 4 cores and 8gb ram in the host for Edge to run optimally.
Edge does not issue CPU HLT instructions on idle, so it is expected that the CPU cores used by the edge vCPUs will sit at 100%. In the non-eval version, 2 full cores of CPU cycles are reserved for Edge during install, along with a 4G RAM reservation (8GB for CDOT). DVadmin will also refuse to initialize the VM if power management is not disabled on the host. To get the best sense of how edge will perform it would be a good idea to replicate these conditions in the eval, and run it on a host with a supported raid controller and local disk configuration.
Our server technician tried to add one core to each processor, and he received the following error:
ERROR: Incorrect CPU resources.
ERROR: Data ONTAP startup failed - initiating shutdown.
He then tried increasing memory from 4GB to 5GB and got the same error. When he removed the additional CPU and memory, the VM booted up fine. Is the evaluation locked to a certain amount of CPU and memory?
The resource requirements are very specific. It must have 2 vCPU and 4GB of ram assigned to the VM. No more, no less. The production Edge models are the same. 7 mode Edge/Edge-T/Edge Premium are 2vCPU/4GB, The Clustered Ontap model requires 2vCPU/8GB.