Cannot start VM on VMware ESXi 4.0.0 - get error 'there are insufficient licenses to complete this operation. feature vsmp not licensed, requires 8 have 4'
Posted on 2011-02-13
We have an HP Proliant ML370 with 2 physical CPUs and 4 cores in each
We have installed VMware ESXi 4.0.0 on to it and have one VM installed.
We registered for the free ESXi license and have added this to the server and it shows up.
I have recently shut down the VM but cannot now start it again and am getting the error - 'there are insufficient licenses to complete this operation. feature vsmp not licensed, requires 8 have 4'
I thought with the free license that we could use the 2 physical CPUs with 4 cores in each. I am not totally sure what the VSMP is although now i notice that in the license details it mentions only 4-way Virtual SMP but clearly states 2 CPUs with 1-6 cores in each.
What are we doing wrong?
Product: ESXi 4 Single Server Licensed for 2 physical CPUs (1-6 cores per CPU)
License Key: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
Up to 256 GB of memory
Up to 4-way virtual SMP
p.s. using vSphere client 4.0.0