If you want to transfer data from or to the vCSA with a client like WinSCP or e.g. you get the error message “The remote Server sends no data” or similar.

enableBASH000002 enableBASH000003

Go to vSphere Web Client > Administration > System Configuration > Nodes > your vCSA > Manage > Access


You will see that Bash shell is set to disabled, but you can’t change it via Edit… To change the BASH access you have to go SHELL via SSH.

  • Connect vCSA via putty
  • enable SHELL > shell.set –enabled True
  • start SHELL > shell
  • activate BASH > chsh -s “/bin/bash” root

Now you can connect vCSA via WinSCP or e.g.

To disable the BASH use the command

  • chsh -s /bin/appliancesh