Q: Can Runecast check my hardware against the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to see if they are compatible for upgrades?

A: Yes, based on which ESXi version you have deployed, Runecast will verify different parameters (e.g. model, CPU, bios, drivers firmware, etc) and show whether your hardware is listed on VMware’s HCL as compatible or not. Added to this there is an option to simulate an upgrade of your ESXi version, showing you whether a hardware change will be needed or not before you will proceed with an upgrade. (One of our customers reported to us 90% time savings for upgrade planning when using the upgrade simulation feature.)