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Simulator Discussions

Feasibility about Simulator Installation on ESXi hosts


Hi All,

When I read the system Requirements & Installation, I see the options for Windows and Mac only with VMware Workstation & Fusion respectively.

 Since this is a OVA file, I understand the possibility of installing directly on ESXi hosts, please could you share your thoughts or feedback on what should I know before installing it on ESXi hosts?


Kind Regards,







Can you verify which version of Simulate are you trying to install.

Starting with version 9.6 and up, You need to install one of the following VMware applications on the host system to
use Simulate ONTAP:
• VMware Workstation Pro
• VMware Workstation Player
• VMware Fusion


If you are using 9.5 or before; all requirements and installation instructions should be available at the download site:


Simulate ONTAP® 9.5 Installation and Setup Guide Starting P.23


I have planned to install 9.6 version and I would want to deploy directly on ESXi hosts instead  VM Workstation/Player and I gave it a quick try and it looks it will work, ill update you and thanks for the response.

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