VMware is evaluating customer interest on enabling VMware ESXi on 64-bit Arm platforms. This work is aimed at several use cases, including cloud-hosted virtualized Arm, edge consolidation and isolation, and edge resiliency with High Availability and Fault Tolerance (HA/FT) for Arm-based applications at the edge.

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ESXi-Arm at the edge

VMware brings data center virtualization benefits and resiliency to a more compact form factor at the edge. ESXi-Arm includes features like vMotion, Fault Tolerance and lifecycle management, and it is optimized to run on compact, Arm-based edge form factors.

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ESXi-Arm on the SmartNIC

At VMworld 2019, VMware demoed ESXi-Arm running on three plugged-in SmartNIC adapters with the Mellanox BlueField and Broadcom Stringray. This all-in-one demo showcased how ESXi-Arm enables management and data plane offloads, tenant isolation, all while maintaining energy efficiency.

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ESXi-Arm in the cloud

VMware has customer previews for Arm Neoverse-based EC2 A1 bare metal instances. Developers can leverage VMware ESXi-Arm in the cloud to run cloud-native and virtualized workloads.

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Answered Is there documentation somewhere to help folks develop their own UEFI/EBBR/SBBR to get rid of U-Boot?
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Suggested answer Apply Low pass filter using CMSIS Latest yesterday by fixxxer 1 replies 74 views
Answered Where can I find more information regarding CI/CD support for AArch64? Latest 5 days ago by Eric Van Hensbergen 5 replies 474 views
Answered Is there documentation somewhere to help folks develop their own UEFI/EBBR/SBBR to get rid of U-Boot? Latest 6 days ago by poddingue 2 replies 241 views
Suggested answer Using Geppetto Design Tools for Infrastructure Solutions Latest 7 days ago by fixxxer 1 replies 262 views
Answered Are there any standard boot protocols for Edge and IoT devices? Latest 7 days ago by fixxxer 1 replies 164 views