VMware vSphere: Copy files to the VCSA (Linux) Appliance


each user who migrated their Windows based vCenter Servers to the Linux based VCSA Appliance have the save problem. How can I copy files (for example certificates) to and from the VCSA.

The vSphere VCSA appliance have a builtin ssh daemon. Unfortunately it doesn’t support sftp/scp. If try to connect an
Error: Cannot initialize sftp protocol. occurs.

Fortunately 🙂 a seperate sftp server is shipped with the appliance. Configure WinSCP as usual and in the advancedsettings dialog set

Environment -> SFTP -> Protocal options -> SFTP Server = "shell /usr/libexec/sftp-server"

Thats it.


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