We have completed VMware certification and are working on VSAN. If you need VSAN support, please contact us to discuss it in detail.
If I want to run it, do I need to install any additional drivers so that my hypervisors would accept it “out of the box”?
We have completed VMware certification and are listed on their website. https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=io&productid=57305&deviceCategory=io&details=1&partner=871&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc
What would be the minimal compute requirement and are there any tools and plugins that would allow me to monitor, manage and operate storage within my vCenter?
Yes, the drives are hypervisor agnostic.