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What to do if you cannot SSH into PowerChute Network Shutdown appliance running on VMware?

Attempting to SSH to PowerChute Network Shutdown Appliance and receive error message stating that connection has been refused.

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PowerChute Network Shutdown Appliance for VMware


SSH is not running or files are missing or corrupted.

Note: All commands are in Bold Italic

Log into the Appliance using VMware vSphere Client

1 - Check to see if SSH is running. The command is

            service sshd status
            If the service is not running run this command
            service sshd start
2 - If the service is running run this command
            yum install samba-client samba-common
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