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Error message when applying a license key to a host running ESXi 6.0 (2149439)

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  • Applying a license key to an ESXi 6.0 host fails
  • You see the error:

    “There are more cores (x) on this host than there are valid specified licenses for (x), please specify another license”


Currently, there is no resolution.

To work around the issue, apply the license key please utilize either the vSphere Web Client (Flash/Flex client) or the Legacy C# Client (aka thick client, desktop client, or vSphere Client).

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