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

Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions lists the remote management firmware versions that are supported for installing ESXi  4.1 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