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PowerChute Network Shutdown 4.3 fails to power off VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 host

Published date: 23 March 2020

Issue:
PowerChute Network Shutdown 4.3 fails to power off VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 host with error

ERROR Thread-82 com.apcc.m11.components.Shutdowner.Hosts.ESXUnmanagedStandaloneHost com.vmware.vim25.RestrictedVersion: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method) - hostShutdown

Product Line:
PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3

Environment:
VMware ESXi 6.7 U3 host with VMware vSphere 6 Essentials Plus license.

Cause:
Change to VMware ESXi 6.7 License

Solution:
User must contact VMware for assistance with the licensing. 
Per VMware knowledge base document 1023990 vSphere Essential Plus license should allow CLI access to the host.



 

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