Ok, we all know (or should know) the ESX Service Console isn't actually a Linux system, but a custom Linux distribution running inside the ESX hypervisor, in order to allow its management.
Yet, regardless of that, questions arise: if one were to install all of the required programs (X11, Gnome/KDE, etc.), would the Service Console actually be able to run a graphical environment? Or would it be unable to access the server's graphic hardware due to the underlying hypervisor?
I'm not saying this would be a good idea; and I'm quite confident it's not even possible. But today I was discussing the issue with a friend... a friend which, BTW, thinks ESX is only some kind of program running on a Linux system, and the VMKernel is some sort of Linux kernel module. An all-too-common mistake.
Anyway, would X be able to run in the Service Console?
Did anyone ever actually manage to make it run?