dmagnoni
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Virtual SMP-Unable to power on a VM with 2 vCPU ESX 3.0.2

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Hi all,

after conversion from physical, at first start up the following message appears: "Error Virtual machine has 2 virtual CPUs, but the host software only supports 1. Please check the license on the host."

Leaving 1 CPU the VM starts.

How can be adrressed this issue?

Many thanks to all

D.

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bggb29
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Have you tried release the esx license, then adding the license back.

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avarcher
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It might be that the Guest OS is only supported for 1 CPU, e.g. NT or NetWare.

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dmagnoni
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The guest OS is Windows 2003.

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avarcher
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Commander

And when you edit the settings of the VM and click on Options then check the OS, it is correct.

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dmagnoni
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yes, it's Windows 2003.

D.

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dmagnoni
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Contributor

the problem arise for fresh install VM as well.

D.

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bggb29
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Have you tried release the esx license, then adding the license back.

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Virtuoso
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In the past I belive the workaround was to startup a single CPU vm and then start the SMP VM's. (if there were no other VM's running)