Deployment to ESXi
Client Deployment Template – VMWare ESXi
When deploying to ESXi systems, the client installation files must be stored on a local drive of the Management Utilities server, and the path name must be a local drive path such as c:\apps instead of specifying a Windows network share. The option to copy the file locally before installation must be checked (this is typically done automatically when ESXi options are selected). The Client Version will need to be entered, as the field is not automatically populated as it is for Windows clients.