Deploying the Actifio vCenter Plugin to VMware VCSA 6.0

This is just a short tip to help get the Actifio vCenter Plugin uploaded to your VCSA appliance, so you can start the installation process. By default if you try to scp the install file you will find an error such as the following: Unknown command: 'scp' 1. Login via SSH to the vCenter Server Appliance on port 22, I would normally use the root account here: $ ssh root@10.0.0.10 VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0.0 Type: vCenter Server with an embedded Platform Services Controller Password: Last login: Mon Jun 22 00:15:14 UTC 2015 from 10.0.0.51 on ssh Last failed login: Mon Jun 22 02:38:16 UTC 2015 from 10.0.0.51 on ssh:notty There was 1 failed login attempt since the last successful login. Last login: Mon Jun 22 02:38:17 2015 from 10.0.0.51 Connected to service     * List APIs: "help api list"     * List Plugins: "help pi list"     * Enable BASH access: "shell.set --enabled True"     * Launch BASH: "shell" Command> 2. As per the motd, you…

vCenter authentication fails, even though you know you have the right password!

At one of my customer accounts we were experiencing an issue in one of the customer’s sites. Here is the scenario of the problem. 1. We Tested Authentication with the AD service account setup for Actifio. Authentication failed, even though we knew we had the right login & details. We also ensured we were using the correct syntax DOMAIN\Username to login. 2. Login to the remote vCenter from customers Desktop (which points to a site domain controller in the local site) as the Actifio AD service account. Authentication Works fine, and vCenter is opened and objects displayed. 3. Test creating a snapshot and creating a new VM from vCenter. All works ! 4. Test Authentication in Actifio with the AD service account. Auth failed again. But why ? We know we have the correct details, and it can login via vCenter using the same API calls Actifio would make to login. So, my process of elimination…