You created the VM with Workstation-compatible VMDKs. ESXi needs a different VMDK-format.
Try to convert the vmdks with vmkfstools -i.
Syntax would look like this:
vmkfstools -i current.vmdk new.vmdk
Anyway - attach your vmx-file to your next reply.
I would have expected that it first complains about an incompatible vmdk for scsi0:0
Thanks for your reply.
An additional information:
even when I start the P2V machine from inside VMWare Workstation I see a similar message:
But - differently from ESXi server, in this case I can succesfully skip the message and connect to the VM that works without issue.
Attached to this post the requested vmx file
I hope this will be useful