Hi there! We have a simulator available - would that be suitable?
To obtain access to that, register as a partner with us at https://netapp.tap.thinksmart.com/prod/Portal/ShowWorkFlow/AnonymousEmbed/26c8b2c2-68d6-4b30-b522-a81075a97c56 - from there, you will get access to our simulator.
Regarding first party loans of hardware for partners, we have suspended some of those programs regionally based on semiconductor shortages. When you sign up you will receive contacts to discuss further if that is appropriate.
Alternatively, you may be able to find third party netapp controller rentals in your local area using Google or a similar tool.
I hope this helps. Thanks for your interest in partnering with NetApp.