Quick & Easy Way to Install
Express Patch Released by VMware. check here
General System Error occurred: Internal error when powering up a vm on ESX 3.5 Update 2and ESX 3i 3.5 Update 2.
From the logs( /var/log/vmware/hostd.log) , Message from <host>: This product has expired.
Use the patch above.
The temporary work around is to change the date to before 10th Aug & power the vm’s. while its booting, change to current date. this workked for me
Step 1. > From VI CLient, click on ESX Host > Configuration > Time Configuration > Properties and change the time to before 10 aug 2008.
This should Power the VM on. Or stop NTP
Step 2. > Once your VM’s are turned on, change to current date.
Will post here once official fix is released by vmware.
also keep an eye on http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006716