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VMWARE ESXI 5.1 hosts are not shutting down by APC managment card

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We are trying to configure and APC battery to shut down guest in VMware ESXI but unable to do so. The host is shutting down, but not guests.

This is an error we are getting;
Fault string: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the request                            ed operation
/vmfs/volumes/516d0205-8a61b50c-2b01-001c23d91c65/vSphere Management Assistant (                            vMA)/vSphere Management Assistant (vMA).vmx
Skip shut down of VMA
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Yes you need a licensed ESxi host to perform the requested operation
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But per APC support this should wok with free one as well
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The following article explains what you need to do in order to work around the management limitations of the free version of ESXi:

http://www.schneider-electric.us/support/index?page=content&country=ITB&lang=EN&locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US&id=FA159783
the article that @comp.... has provided also states

 To optimize PCNS’ functions, you must purchase a license for ESXi. For further information, please review kbase FA159705.
    Where a licensed ESXi is in use, there are two solutions detailed below.

VMware ESXi server not shutting down when commanded to by PowerChute Network Shutdown.

Cause:
VMWare restricts RCLI (remote command line interface) administration access for the free version of ESXi (no write access).  ESXi 3.5.u3 contained a bug which unlocked API features and allowed for RCLI Access.  (Previously Schneider Electric stated that PCNS 2.2.3 supported 3.5u2, please note that this is not supported).

As noted in http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/SJHN-7AYQNP/SJHN-7AYQNP_R42_EN.pdf , your ESXi needs to be licensed. If it is not, this can happen.

As stated above in http:#a39173960