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Unable to add a NetApp HCI Compute Node

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Applies to

  • NetApp HCI
  • NetApp Compute Nodes
  • vCenter Server


Unable to add a compute node to an exiting NetApp HCI with the following error message:

The selected cluster uses a vSphere Distributed Switch which requires an Enterprise Plus level license.
We were unable to detect a license at this level. 
To resolve this issue,ensure that you have a current VMware Enterprise Plus license.

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