yes of course... esxi image is the same for every license edition... In this way you could simply switch from one edition to another without reinstall hypervisor. In the same way all custom images bring the similar way to switch between every license, this because the starting image is the same from every customized images and consequently has the same behavior.
The only thing to pay attention is the vCenter edition:
- if you are using essential kit license you must use vCenter license for essential
- if you are using acceleration or std, ent or ent+ license you must use vCenter std or foundation (max 3 host)
Hope this could useful
Like already stated above, there is no different image for particular edition... no matter if you download the VMware image or the OEM customized image, the unique difference will be some additional drivers present on OEM customized image, but talking about licensing, the same license can be used.---
Senior Infrastructure Specialist