Thank you all for some AWESOME appliances!
I have download both the LAMP and JOOMLA iso's and created VMware VMs on my MacBook Pro. I then manually installed VMware tools, and all is great on VMware Fusion. However, once I move the VM to Vmware ESXi, all seems to work with the exception of the configuration console. When teh VM boots, it comes just straight to root@lamp:/#
typing confconsole does not bring up the console. And networking does not work. All of this is when the device is moved to ESXI. The VM works great while running under VMware fusion on my Mac. Other VMs (CentOS, and one other Ubuntu) funcion well on the ESXI server.