We just pushed a new release of HCIBench (18.104.22.168) PLEASE UPGRADE YOUR HCIBENCH TO THE LATEST(22.214.171.124) ASAP! Because the client VM's password will be expired on Nov-1-2016 and HCIBench wont be able to talk to the client VMs. The latest change disabled client VM password expiration and have some bug fixes. Symptoms: ========================================== In host-ESXi_IP-vm-deploy.log or vc-VC_IP-vm-deploy.log you will see the err msg: "no such mark "~pvscsi"" Or in all-in-one-testing.log, you will see err msg: "Too many authentication failures" Or in io-test log you will see err msg: "Net::SCP::Error: SCP did not finish successfully (1)" Your test will finish with 0s results. ========================================== IF you are not willing to upgrade, we are providing the vm-template file in the download, vm-template.tar.gz, please download this file, upload it to HCIBench:/root/, in HCIBench command line, run "tar -zxvf /root/vm-template.tar.gz ; mv -f vm-template/* /opt/output/vm-template/" OR you can resolve the issue by yourself: 1. Deploy the perf-photon-vdbench vm from http://HCIBENCH_IP/vm-template/perf-photon-vdbench.ovf (KEEP THE VM NAME AS perf-photon-vdbench ) 2. log into perf-photon-vdbench vm using root/vdbench and run "chage -I -1 -m 0 -M 99999 -E -1 root; echo -n > /etc/machine-id" 3. change the password back to "vdbench" using passwd command. 4. shutdown perf-photon-vdbench vm 5. Login into HCIBench and run "rvc 'VC_USERNAME'@VCENTER_IP" 6. In RVC, go to /VC/DATACENTER/ and run "ovf.download /opt/output/vm-template vms/perf-photon-vdbench", after downloading, exit rvc by typing "exit" 7. Run "mv /opt/output/vm-template/perf-photon-vdbench/* /opt/output/vm-template" and "chmod 755 /opt/output/vm-template/*" Thanks!