We just purchased View 4.5 and the only ESX version available for download is ESX 4.1. I would like to go with ESXi 4.1 if possible. Does VMware View 4.5 support virtual desktops on a ESXi 4.1 host?
read the release notes
Support for vSphere 4.1 and vCenter 4.1 - Delivers integration with the most widely-deployed desktop virtualization platform in the industry. Takes advantage of optimizations for View virtual desktops.
release notes themselves make no reference to ESXi......but i did find the following on page 12 of the vmware view upgrade guide:
Both ESX and ESXi hosts are supported.
really don't understand why it is embedded so deep within the website given that ESXi is the "future"