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A general System error occured: internal error when I power on newely created VM

Last Modified: 2008-10-23
I am using ESX 3i server and 2.5 infrastructure client. three Vartual macines are running on hosts. I create one more VM and found the following error when power on VM " A general System error occured: internal error" I check the event view and found following info in event log: "This product has expired, Be sure that your host machine`s date and time are set correctly"
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VMware has now issued a kb article on this issue where they state that "VMware engineering is actively working on resolving this issue":

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There are now patches available for this issue:

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