ESXi Virtual Appliance - can it run on VMware workstation / VMware player?

Hi,

I need to run an ESXi Virtual Appliance VM. Will it be able to run on VMware workstation / VMware player?
Does it need to be converted first? In case I don't have an ESXi server available, is there any workaround?

Thanks!
IT_Group1Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's possible, sometimes however, you may have to Import to ESXi, and then Export/Convert using VMware Converter to VMware Player or Workstation.

Which Appliance?
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AbhilashConnect With a Mentor BloggerCommented:
Its the same format.
You will have to see the hardware version compatibilty. If the Workstation/player supports the HW version it will work.

Check this for caveats
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1000936
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Thank you guys, it's NetApp Unified Manager 6.0 VA.
Will download and try your suggestions and keep you posted.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This is specially designed for ESXi, so you may find importing into VMware Workstation or VMware Player, may not work, and therefore, needs conversion first for VMware Workstation or Player.
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IT_Group1Author Commented:
Thanks
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