Yes there is an installable version of ESXi that you can install on any server that is listed on the Hardware Compatibility List that you can download <a href=”https://www.vmware.com/download/vi/”>here</a>. It’s also <a href=”http://www.vminfo.nl/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/vminfonl-guide-create-an-esx-3i-usb-boot-key.pdf”>possible</a> to make a USB flash drive bootable version similar to the embedded version of ESXi so you don’t have to install ESXi to a local disk.<b></b>
Thanks – that document is new to me, but the specific feature I am looking for is the integration with HP utilities.
I may have found it – the page at <a href=”http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductsList.do?category=VIRTUAL”> previously only displayed Citrix products, but now includes a link to VMWare as well. I have not yet tried this.