Looks like it would be a great lab box if it works. They do have their own hypervisor. They claim they can pull in vmdk's but I think anyone who has tried to convert the simulator to hyper-v knows that doesn't mean it will work.
It could be a bit tricky due to the advanced networking and disk configuration for the VSIM - if it's going to fail on anything, it would be that - I personally run an ONTAP sim on an Intel NUC7i5BNH running VMWare. Very easy setup.
I thought about the Intel nuc but thought it wouldn't be powerful enough. I had alot of problems in the past with a 5 year old AMD computer turned esxi server. The hosts we're resource contrained all the time. I thought I would need to go to something with a good xeon processor. I'll give the nuc a try.