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VMware release searchable HCL system

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 | No Comments

VMware have released a new searchable HCL system that makes it much easier to check for compatibility. What does it look like and how do you use it? Read on.

Here is the URL
and the following image is an example search.

What do we have here? Lets say you have a BOM for a system, it includes a new card you are not familiar with, a NC360T. Enter that into the keyword search on the IOs tab. Great news, its supported in just about all versions, any they are all listed in front of you, could not be easier!

The page comes back with a number of components in the results. The first is a categorization based on partners. Lets say you type in something generic, this lets you quickly filter down to a particular vendor or subset, excellent feature.

For the results many of the details are hyperlinks. I have shown an exploded view of what it looks like when you click on a element. The opening page shows the specific details of that item.

This is a great new feature and is going to make our job so much easier. Do you self a favor and go and have a play with it, then create a bookmark!


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