You might choose to replace ESXi Embedded with ESX.

You must have an ESXi Embedded host. An ESXi Embedded host is a physical server that contains an ESX image preinstalled as firmware in the factory or burned onto an external USB key.

1

Choose a method to replace ESXi Embedded with ESX.

If you do not want to preserve the virtual machines on the datastore, disable ESXi Embedded and install ESX. See the ESXi Embedded Setup Guide and the ESX Installation Guide.

If you do want to preserve the virtual machines on the datastore, migrate virtual machines from an ESXi host to an ESX host. See Basic System Administration.

2

Reregister the virtual machines with the ESX host by using vSphere Client.

See Basic System Administration.