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I've heard a bunch of rumors that ESX is going away and making way for ESXi?
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that is correct, it's VMware plans to replace ESX with ESXi.
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more correctly now called VMware vSphere HypervisorTM
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look at the VMworld 2010 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tktk6iIjmI
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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Not a rumor.  ESX/ESXi 4.1 is the last build to have both versions.  Next version (most likely 5) will be based on ESXi (busybox linux) instead of ESX (redhat linux) for the OS.  With the advent of APIs for vmware the scripting inside of the ESX host is no longer a major issue as well attack surface on ESXi is much smaller
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Personally I think it's far better, for rapid deployment. But I still miss the "real" Service Console when I want to get under the bonnet, but that's not for all Microsoft Windows GUI users, that hate a command prompt, and only like to use a GUI to do management.
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embedded ESXi (VMware vSphere HypervisorTM) is far better than installing on disks that fail, and take up space.
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by:rccg94f
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Agreed - indications from our VAR (HP) say that ESX is history and all will go to ESXi.
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Stappmeyer earned 2000 total points
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It is a fact.  It is also in Vmware's documentation.
http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_41_new_feat.html

From the link above:
"VMware ESX. VMware vSphere 4.1 and its subsequent update and patch releases are the last releases to include both ESX and ESXi hypervisor architectures. Future major releases of VMware vSphere will include only the VMware ESXi architecture.
¿VMware recommends that customers start transitioning to the ESXi architecture when deploying VMware vSphere 4.1.
¿VMware will continue to provide technical support for VMware ESX according to the VMware vSphere support policy."
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