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ESXi 5.0 reinstall with CPU change?

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Hi,
this is simple question:
MUST or SHOULD I reinstall ESXi 5.0 host if I change and add CPU?

I have currently Xeon E5420 CPU (Quad-Core, 2.5GHz, 12 MB Cache).
I will install TWO Xeon L5420 CPUs, which differ on spec sheet only by power consumption; all other specifications are exactly the same. But notice, that I will install 2 CPUs, while now there's only one.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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There is NO Requirement if you change the CPU or Add another CPU, ESXi will recognize the change and update its configuration automatically.
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Great! You made me happy for 500 A-grade points :)
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no problems, thanks
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by:coolsport00
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Simple answer is no..as @@hanccocka already mentions. Your host should recognize any hardware change upon boot up.

Regards.
~coolsport00
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