You can use remote management applications for installing ESX or for remote management of ESX/ESXi.

Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions lists the remote management firmware versions that are supported for installing ESX  4.0 remotely.

Note

If you are using a remote management application to access the ESXi direct console, consider enabling high-contrast mode in the direct console by pressing F4.

Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions

Remote Controller Make and Model

Firmware Version

Java

ActiveX

DRAC 5

1.4

Not applicable

1.4.2_19

1.45 (08.10.06)

2.1,0,14

1.6.0.50

1.40 (08.08.22)

2,1,0,14

1.6.0_11

1.20 (07.03.02)

1.4.2_06

2,1,0,13

1.33

1.6.0_07

2,1,0,14

1.32 (07.12.22)

1.4.2_13

2,1,0,13

1.0 (06.05.12)

1.4.2_13

2,1,0,13

1.32

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14

1.2

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14

1.45 (09.01.16)

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14

1.3

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14

1.33

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,13

DRAC 4

1.7

1.4.2_06

2,1,0,14

ILO

.26

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14

1.7

1.4.2_19

Not applicable

ILO2

1.91 (07/26/2009)

1.6.0_07

2,1,0,14

1.29 (2/28/2007)

1.4.2_13

Not applicable

RSA

1.09

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14

1.06

1.6.0_11

2,1,0,14