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    Adding hardware to a running machine with ESX4i Free license

    maishsk Expert User Moderators vExpert

      When activating the free ESX4i license - it seems that removing the hotpluggable virtual hadrware from the license (which I gather was originally supposed to stop the addition on CPU/RAM) has created a more serious problem

       

      Once the licesnse has been changed from Evaluation

      to Free

       

      Then it is no longer possible to add any virtual hardware to a running machine - no NIC / Hard Disks either

       

      Error received

       

      Firstly what is "Need have have"

      Secondly this feature has been an integral part of VMware products (it works on all versions of Workstation/Server and and ESX 3.5 Product) since I can remember - why was it removed?

       



      Maish

      Virtualization Architect & Systems Administrator

      http://technodrone.blogspot.com

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