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The ESX Service Console displays the message: The Execute Disable/No Execute CPU feature is not enabled for this machine (1017758)

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This problem can occur on servers that have the option to enable or disable the No-Execute Memory Protection option (or simply called the Execute option) in the BIOS. 
To resolve this issue, enable the option in your server's BIOS. For more information, consult your hardware vendor.

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Update History

12/18/2012 - Added ESXi 5.0.x and 5.1.x to Product Versions.

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