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What VMware ESXi Licenses are support with PowerChute?

Published date: 12 April 2019

Issue:
PowerChute can only shutdown full licensed ESXi hosts.

Product Lines:
PowerChute Network Shutdown
PowerChute Business Edition

Environment:
VMware ESXi versions, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x

Cause:
  1. VMware restricts RCLI (remote command line interface) administration access for the free version of ESXi (no write access). 
  2. This is an issue with the remote command line interface (RCLI).
Solution:
Purchase VMware Essentials, Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus License http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/pricing

 

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