You try to power on a virtual machine, but the operation is unsuccessful and you receive an error message.

Problem

You cannot power on a virtual machine on an ESXi host.

Cause

You might be unable to power on a virtual machine because of the following reasons.

  • The 60-day evaluation period of the host is expired.

  • The license of the host is expired.

Results

Table 1. Power on a Virtual Machine

Cause

Solution

The evaluation period of the host is expired

Assign a vSphere license to the ESXi host

The license of the host is expired

Assign a vSphere license to the ESXi host