BENU NETWORKS will support customers who run SD-Edge Platform products on supported Operating Systems, irrespective of whether they are running in VMware environments or not. BENU NETWORKS supports Operating Systems, not specific hardware configurations. Accordingly, VMware operates as a hardware abstraction layer.
VMware supports a set of certified Operating Systems and Hardware, and the customer and VMware will be responsible for any interactions or issues that arise at the Hardware or Operating System layer as a result of their use of VMware.
BENU NETWORKS will not require clients to recreate and troubleshoot every issue in a non-VMware environment; however, BENU NETWORKS does reserve the right to request our customers to diagnose certain issues in a native certified Operating System environment, operating without the virtual environment. BENU NETWORKS will only make this request when there is reason to believe that the virtual environment is a contributing factor to the issue.
Any time spent on investigation of problems that may, in the sole opinion of BENU NETWORKS be related to VMware, will be handled in the following fashion:
1) BENU NETWORKS will provide standard support to all SD-Edge Platform products.
2) If a problem is encountered while SD-Edge Platform is/are running in a VMware environment, the client may be required to recreate the problem on a non-VMware server unit, at which time BENU NETWORKS will provide regular support.
3) The client can authorize BENU NETWORKS to investigate the VMware related items at normal time and materials rates. If such investigation shows that the problem is VMware related, the client may contract BENU NETWORKS to provide a software change to resolve the issue if such a resolution is possible.
4) Regardless of the problem type or source, if the problem is determined to be a non VMware related issue – time spent on investigation and resolution will be covered as part of regular maintenance, and support will be provided as usual.