I just started using ESXi 5, the free version. Everything seems to run great, and everything is on the HCL.
My only issue is that the VMs I've selected to auto-start on start-up aren't starting up at all. I found a vague reference to this on the VMWare page indicating that it's a bug. Is there a workaround I can employ? For example, a cron job to start up VMs that aren't started? They don't need to start immediately, but starting them at a reasonable interval would be ideal.