How to check when the VSAN Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) is updated?

While catching up on emails from being out on paternity leave, I came across a VSAN HCL feature request that I had filed in early December of last year. I was pleasantly surprise to see that it had been marked resolved. The VSAN Hardware Compatibility List is continuously being updated to include new hardware platforms and components […]

How to download offline VSAN HCL file for VSAN Health Check Plugin?

One of the coolest features in the new VSAN Health Check Plugin is the automatic verification of your underlying hardware (hosts, disks, storage controller & drivers) by automatically checking it against VMware’s VSAN HCL (Hardware Compatibility List). The VSAN HCL database can either be downloaded automatically from or manually uploaded if you do not […]

How to get notifications when a component on the VMware HCL changes?

Last night, I received a pleasant and surprising email, you can see the details in the screenshot below: This was a surprise because it was something I was tinkering around with back in March (8months ago!) to see if I could some how generate notifications when changes were being made to a specific component/device on […]