VMware ESX Server and ESXi both provide the same basic virtualization functionality. Both can also be managed with VMware Virtual Center and joined with additional servers to create a cutting-edge virtualization server farm solution that can do all kinds of cool things. ESX includes a Linux-based service console that allows for some "local" agents to be run on the host. ESXi is a very slim hypervisor that can only be managed and accessed remotely. This chat helps answer questions and provides a discussion around the similarities and differences between ESX and ESXi.Special Note: This chat resulted in the creation of a new unoffical theme song for Hyper-V created by Ye110wbeard.