During boot of VMware ESXi 3.5 install CD, I got the message
Unsupported BIOS setting (CPUID is limited). Disable 'limit CPUID value' or 'Support legacy/NT4 OS' in BIOS
After googling, this is a common problem and after following the fix at http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESXi_35_common_issues.php#CPUID_is_limited , everything worked fine.
My question is, what does this mean for me? Do I have a crippled install of VMware because I've effectively bypassed this check that obviously it really cares about? (pink screen of death). What features, if any, am I losing out on?