SCP to vCenter Server Appliance

Uploading files to vCenter server appliance ( VCSA ) using WinSCP ( SFTP / SCP) 

While establishing the connection if you are getting error like ?

Host is not communicating for more than 15 seconds. Still waiting.
Note If the problem repeats, try turning off ‘Optimize connection buffer size’.

SSH to VCSA machine (putty) and enable the shell

Command> shell.set –enabled True
Command> shell

It will enter into Appliance shell mode then run the below command to make root user to use bash

chsh -s /bin/bash root

To revert back to Appliance shell for root

chsh -s /bin/appliancesh root

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Vignesh A Sathiyanantham
AWS Certified developer with 8 years of extensive experience working for Cloud and Datacenter solutions and leading a small team in a lean startup based on Bangalore, India

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