There are a few different ways to check server hardware compatibility with VMware vCenter 8 and Hypervisor versions:
VMware Compatibility Guide:
This is an online tool that allows you to check the compatibility of specific server hardware models with different versions of VMware vSphere. You can search for hardware by manufacturer, model, or part number and view the results to see if the hardware is compatible with vSphere 8.0.
Here is the link of VMware Compatibility guide
VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL):
The HCL is a list of server hardware models that have been certified by VMware as compatible with vSphere 8.0. You can search the HCL by manufacturer, model, or part number to see if a specific piece of hardware is supported.
Many server hardware manufacturers provide information about the compatibility of their products with VMware vSphere 8.0 on their website. This can be found on the support page of the vendor website.
If your environment has Dell, HP Synergy, Cisco UCS, Lenovo, IBM server hardware models, it is always recommended to check with the respective hardware vendors and also check VMware guide for the NIC and HBA driver and firmware compatibility.
VMware vSphere Installation and Setup guide:
The Installation and Setup guide for vSphere 8.0 contains a list of the hardware requirements for the ESXi host, vCenter Server, and other components. By comparing the specs of your server hardware with the requirements listed in the guide, you can determine if your hardware is compatible with vSphere 8.0.
It’s important to note that while a server may be compatible with a version of vSphere, it may not be the optimal configuration, and it might not provide the best performance. Therefore, it’s recommended to check the vendor’s website and the VMware Compatibility guide to ensure the server hardware is on the list of supported hardware.