Mmmh. Probably right. But there are some of us doing it though
Personally I’m running openHAB on ESXi for years (IIRC since openHAB 1.5)
For me there are some very good reasons to leverage the functions ESXi brings us.
I’d love seeing more users going that route and sharing their experiences.
So @Gad_Ofir : Fix you licensing issue according the link posted by @rlkoshak and enjoy openHAB in your ESXi VM
I’m not arguing that it isn’t a good idea. I run on ESXi myself. My main point is the OP is unlikely to find help for this particular problem here on this forum. It’s not OH related and there are not many users who might have the extra knowledge to help.
There are a number of threads around where I and others have posted their experiences. A search on ESXi should bring them all up. You can start a new one if you don’t think they cover what you are after.
For me, the tl;dr is had I to do it over again I’d chose Xen or KVM instead of ESXi as I’ve reached the 8 virtual cpu limit and even though my physical machine has room to grow based on usage I can’t create any more new VMs. OH and everything else runs great though.