In the case when you don’t have enough hardware to test ESXi environment there is a chance to run virtual ESX(i) environment on ESX or ESXi . Obviously in this case the performance of the virtual ESX(i) environment won’t be ideal therefore the primary function for this environment is for testing functions.
You can find yourself in trouble when you try to use ESXi in virtual environment. If you want to run the virtual machine in ESXi you will get the following error:
To install a working ESXi into the virtual environment and on that run virtual machines you have to add a new option into the configuration file of the virtual machine:
If somebody don’t like the graphical interface there is an option to edit the virtual ESXi’s vmx file by hand.
After we saved the modifications and started the ESXi the virtual machine is now runnable.