Understand the differences among VMware ESX, VMware ESXi Installable, and VMware ESXi Embedded.
Although ESX, ESXi Installable, and ESXi Embedded share the same core hypervisor technology, there are significant differences among the products that may lead organizations to choose one over the other. ESX uses a Linux-based Service Console, for example, while ESXi does not have a Service Console and therefore doesn't have a command-line interface.
You're evaluating ESX and ESXi as part of a vSphere deployment within your company. What are some of the factors that might lead you to choose ESX over ESXi, or vice versa?
Hardware support would be one factor to consider. ...