Category Archives: Virtualization

VMware : VCSA Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server

Attempting to establish SFTP connection to VCSA appliance end up with error: Error: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server Error: Could not connect to server This is a common issue caused by incorrect shell for root user. To fix this issue, simply change the shell for the root user with the following command:

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VMware : How to remove invalid virtual machine from inventory

You may at some point end up with virtual machines marked with “Invalid” status in the vSphere Web client or vCenter. You will also notice that the contextual menu does not show up the usual options (mostly everything is greyed out) and more importantly, the “Unregister” or “Delete” options are unfortunately unavailable. Chill out, there… Read More »

VMware : VCSA upgrade vix error codes = (1, 4294967286)

You may have experienced the following behavior while trying to upgrade your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) to 6.7.x – after submitting the IP and credentials information of the current vCenter and host, the wizard end up with error without any details. However, after downloading the log (there is a link within the red error bubble… Read More »

VMware : How to install VIB on ESXi host

Almost 10 years ago, VMware released “VMware Installation Bundle”, or commonly known as VIB, to make it easier for 3rd party and administrators to install software components to their flagship virtualization platform, vSphere ESXi. The process is quite straight forward and you usually can’t go wrong if you are installing the right VIB for the… Read More »

VMware : Configure SNMP daemon

You most likely have noticed that beside a service listed in the WebUI, there is nowhere to configure any options, and that attempting to start the service, it just won’t start. The service has to be configured with the community string in order to be started. The only way of configuring the service, is using… Read More »

VMware : Importing an OVA file with several disks fails with the error: Unable to access file: x:\vdisk.vmdk. End of OVA file reached while looking for: vdisk.vmdk

Experiencing the following error while importing Guest VM template from single OVA file? Importing an OVA file with several disks fails with the error: Unable to access file: x:\vdisk.vmdk. End of OVA file reached while looking for: vdisk.vmdk I have encountered the following error trying to export a template I made, selecting a single OVA… Read More »