Oracle Server X8-2 and Oracle Server X8-2L support the following VMware ESXi operating systems at the initial release of the servers.
If VMware ESXi is installed on your server but you do not want to use it, you can install any other supported operating system or virtual machine software on your server. For updated information about VMware ESXi and a list of supported operating systems and virtual machine software, refer to the latest version of the server Product Notes at:
Oracle Server X8-2 Product Notes at: https://www.oracle.com/goto/x8-2/docs
Oracle Server X8-2L Product Notes at: https://www.oracle.com/goto/x8-2l/docs
The VMware ESXi Hardware Certification List (HCL) identifies the latest operating system versions supported on Oracle hardware. To find the latest VMware ESXi versions supported for the Oracle Server X8-2 and Oracle Server X8-2L, go to https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php and search using your server model number.