I'm running both of those sims on Linux+Vmware player 16.2.4 and they work just fine. The only issue is that I can't make any volumes via GUI. I'm simply missing Add-button on "Volumes"-menu. I only have "3 vertical dots+ More" (see attachment).
Please confirm that others have/not have Add-button?
Ok, I get it. I installed ONTAP 9.10 simulator with just 'Base' license and I could not see 'Add' button, just 3 dots as you mentioned. Fix- Add any Protocol License (NFS/CIFS/iSCSI etc), log out completely and login back into the system manager. "Add" button will show up, along with more options in the left side menu.