Installing second CPU in ESXi

I have a pair of ML380 G8's each with a single hexa-core Xeon.  I want to add the second cpu.. being ESXi is *nix based can I just shut the host down, add the proc and fire it back up without incident?
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TunerMLConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sounds like you'll be okay then, essentials plus provides for up to 3 servers with 2 cpu's each
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TunerMLCommented:
Two things come to mind immediately, is it a similar CPU and what edition of ESXi are you running (license issue)
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Ben HartAuthor Commented:
Sorry I assumed the hardware side of things would not be part of the question.  But obviously yes a compatible (i.e. identical) CPU will be installed.  License however, is vSphere 5 (5.5) Essentials Plus.
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Mohammed KhawajaConnect With a Mentor Manager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
If you are using vCenter from the vCenter you could select to put the host in maintenance mode (this will either prompt you to shutdown all VMs or if your license entitles you to vMotion, the VMs will be moved to another host).  Then you could select the option to shutdown the host.

If you are using ESXi client, from the client you could select the option to shutdown the host.  You could also do it from the console itself.
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Ben HartAuthor Commented:
I just wanted to make sure of any vmware exclusive gotchas.  I'm betting adding additional procs is not a typical operation.
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gheistConnect With a Mentor Commented:
HP exclusive gotcha is that you need expensive cooling kit to install CPU#2
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Ben HartAuthor Commented:
lol.. no doubt.
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