Apparently you can run VMware VSphere ESXi inside a VMwareVM !
- You need to run VMware Player 4 or VMware Server 2 on the physical host since previous versions can’t succesfully run ESX or ESXi in a VM.
- VM needs at least 1.5 GB of vmemory, 2 vCPUs and plenty of vSCSI disk space.
but you’ll need to manually edit your VMX file to
guestOS = "vmkernel" monitor_control.vt32 = "TRUE" monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE"
and fix the clock
guestOS = "vmkernel" timeTracker.apparentHz = 2376000000 timeTracker.apicBusHz = 66000000