to setup a supported version of Ontap Select I've found that there are a set of too much strict hardware prerequisites. But I can understand to avoid poor performance Select instances.
But this I don't understand at all:
ONTAP Select is supported on VMware Vsphere Enterprise or Enterprise+ license only. ONTAP Select is a virtual storage appliance and requires certain capabilities from the underlying hypervisor. You would need either Vsphere Enterprise or Enterprise+ license
Why Enterprise or Enterprise+? Imagine to use a Select on a branch office in my experience I've never met customer using such high license for their small vSphere cluster on a peripheral site.
Why to not let me the choice to install a single node (or a multinode also) version of Select on a simple ESXi free hypervisor? Or on a standard edition of vSphere?