Is there any difference in hardware support between ESX and ESXi ? I heard that ESX shuold support much more hardware than ESXi. Is that true ?


Look http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php:

ESX 4.1 U1               [All (2957)] 
ESXi 4.1 Installable U1  [All (1699)]

ESX support more hardware than ESXi


You also can't use the (free) ESXi if you are going to resell services.

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