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Mar 28, 2016

I couldn't get this to work. I followed the instructions but just get asked to put in my password every time it tries to run a command and the command such as mkdir then fails

I switched the shell back to the appliance shell but now I can't SSH back into the vCenter Server, putty just quits on me.

Mar 28, 2016

"mkdir not found" usually occurs because the vCenter appliance shell was not set to bash, and was still on appliancesh

Being unable to ssh back into the vCenter appliance is usually because the "chsh" command did not succeed correctly.

Do you still have the terminal output?

Mar 28, 2016

Seems every time I change the shell on the vCenter Server I can't login again

login as: root
Welcome to vSphere Web Client Appliance
root@192.168.10.70's password:
Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:18:35 UTC 2016
Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:18:35 2016 from
Identity added: /root/.ssh/id_rsa (/root/.ssh/id_rsa)
localhost:~ # /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 192.168.10.180
Connecting to SSO server, you will be prompted for user's credentials
The authenticity of host '192.168.10.180 (192.168.10.180)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is 44:c7:7b:d8:55:a1:00:a9:94:b8:2f:6b:5c:b8:9a:12 [MD5].
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Password:
Password:
bin/bash: No such file or directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphere-client directory
Creating /etc/vmware/vsphereFeatures directory
Generating keystore file and property files.
Password:
bin/bash: No such file or directory
Downloading keystore file and property files.
Password:
bin/bash: No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties’: No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/ds.properties’: No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphereFeatures.cfg’: No such file or directory
Password:
bin/bash: No such file or directory
Configuration process was not successful.
vSphere Client Web Server is not configured, please use the '/etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure' to configure:
localhost:~ # Welcome to vSphere Web Client Appliance
mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties’: No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/ds.properties’: No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphereFeatures.cfg’: No such file or directory
Password:
bin/bash: No such file or directory
Configuration process was not successful.
vSphere Client Web Server is not configured, please use the '/etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure' to configure:
localhost:~ #
-bash: Welcome: command not found
localhost:~ # root@192.168.10.70's password:
> Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:18:35 UTC 2016
> Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:18:35 2016 from
> Identity added: /root/.ssh/id_rsa (/root/.ssh/id_rsa)
> localhost:~ # /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 192.168.10.180
> Connecting to SSO server, you will be prompted for user's credentials
-bash: root@192.168.10.70s password:
Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:18:35 UTC 2016
Last login: Mon Mar 28 19:18:35 2016 from
Identity added: /root/.ssh/id_rsa (/root/.ssh/id_rsa)
localhost:~ # /etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure --start yes --user root --vc 192.168.10.180
Connecting to SSO server, you will be prompted for users: No such file or directory
localhost:~ # The authenticity of host '192.168.10.180 (192.168.10.180)' can't be established.
> ECDSA key fingerprint is 44:c7:7b:d8:55:a1:00:a9:94:b8:2f:6b:5c:b8:9a:12 [MD5].
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
> Password:
> Password:
> bin/bash: No such file or directory
> Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/config directory
> Creating /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphere-client directory
> Creating /etc/vmware/vsphereFeatures directory
> Generating keystore file and property files.
> Password:
> bin/bash: No such file or directory
> Downloading keystore file and property files.
> Password:
> bin/bash: No such file or directory
> mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties’: No such file or directory
> mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/ds.properties’: No such file or directory
> mv: cannot stat ‘/etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vsphereFeatures.cfg’: No such file or directory
> Password:
> bin/bash: No such file or directory
> Configuration process was not successful.
> vSphere Client Web Server is not configured, please use the '/etc/init.d/vsphere-client configure' to configure:
> localhost:~ #
>

Mar 29, 2016

Same Issue any update on how to get a round it

Mar 28, 2016

Worked through this with Bryan, looks like the OVA download may have gotten messed up. After redownloading and redeploying it looks like it's working.

Mar 28, 2016

Yes all working now thanks. Very nice.

Mar 28, 2016

On your VC can you run "ls /bin/bash" and see if that file exists? If it's easier you can email me directly at dennislu vmware.com

Apr 22, 2016
Apr 25, 2016

When you SSH into the vCenter Server Appliance, what shell do you get? The Instructions PDF has some commands about what the appliancesh looks like, or how to detect what your current default shell is, can you try those?

Apr 26, 2016