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For example if you plan to connect to the server from an external site (e.g. From home or a client), but you have a physical access to the server site, connect from the server site the first time (e.g. Your workplace). Once you connect, WinSCP caches the fingerprint and will ensure, that the key is unchanged every time you connect later on. Read more about SSH protocol. Based on OpenSSH, MobaSSH is 100% compatible with the Linux/Unix/HPUx/AIX SSH clients, but also with MobaXterm, Putty or WinSCP on Windows. MobaSSH comes with a simple and easy-to-use graphical interface which allows to easily set your advanced SSH server parameters. Take a look at the graphical interface. If you cannot authenticate to the server and use Windows 10 Developer mode, make sure that your OpenSSH server does not conflict with an internal SSH server used by the Developer mode. You may need to turn off the SSH Server Broker and SSH Server Proxy Windows services. Or run your OpenSSH server on a different port than 22.
From time to time, you will find it necessary to transfer files to or from your VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is a US company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services'>VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) or ESXi Servers. If you are working from a Windows desktop or server, there’s no more convenient utility than WinSCP for copying files securely between Windows and Linux Systems.
There are a few issues, however, when it comes to connecting to the VCSA with WinSCP that I will show you how to work around without reconfiguring the default shell of your VCSA!
Browse to: https://winscp.net to download the WinSCP Installation Package
Install WInSCP with a Commander Interface
Connecting to VCSA with WinSCP
If you try to connect to the VCSA with WinSCP in a default configuration, you will get the following message:
Received too large …. SFTP Packet …. Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running an SFTP server?
This occurs because the default shell for the VCSA 6.5 is not Bash is the GNU Project's shell. Bash is the Bourne Again SHell.Bash is an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh).'>bash.
VMware KB 2107727 recommends changing the shell that the entire VCSA uses from /bin/appliancesh to /bin/bash prior to using WInSCP, then changing it back when you are done! This is a ridiculous waste of time and unnecessary re-configuration of the VCSA.
Winscp Command Line Ssh Key
It is much more expedient just to reconfigure WinSCP and leave the VCSA the way it is! In order to use WinSCP, you will need to change where WinSCP looks for the sftp-server binaries.
In the new connection dialog, specify the Host name, User name and then click the Advanced button
The settings for VCSA 6.5 and VCSA 6.0 differ slightly so
for VCSA 6.5:
Choose the Environment/SFTP option
Specify for SFTP server: shell /usr/libexec/sftp-server Cisco anyconnect secure mobility client free.
for VCSA 6.0:
Winscp Ssh To Another Server
Choose the Environment/SFTP option
Specify for SFTP server: shell /usr/lib64/ssh/sftp-server
And then save the settings (which include the SFTP server)
Winscp Sftp Server
Now you should be able to login:
Accept the host key
Click: Never show this banner again
Enter the password for root
As soon as you connect, you will be in the root user folder which should be empty.
Navigate up one level in the right-hand pane of the interface
When you are at the root of the filesystem, you will see this:
And you can access any other folders from there, for example: /var/log
Connection to ESXi
Connecting to ESXi with ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.5 is pretty much default.
You don’t need to change any of the default variables, it should connect right away
Connecting to ESXi 5.X and prior will require you specify SCP in place of SFTP in the connection dialog.