WinSCP Connection to VCSA failed – “Received too large SFTP packet”

(Last Updated On: May 8, 2017)

We use winscp to transfer files between windows and linux operating systems. It is simple straight forward procedure. We also need to use winscp connection to VCSA to transfer log files, certificates or back scripts and other configuration files, etc. You may think that why i am talking about simple winscp connection procedure. This post not to explain the procedure to establish winscp connection to VCSA. This post is to share the issue which i have faced during the winscp connection to VCSA.  When you copy files to vCenter server appliance using WinSCP , you may receive the error “Received too large SFTP packet. Max supported packet size is 1024000 B”.  During winscp connection to VCSA appliance, part of the operation happens on the target Linux system. The default Appliance Shell cannot be the remote partner of WinSCP. You must enable the Bash shell on the appliance. We will talk about the detailed procedure to enable bash shell on the vCenter server appliance.

FIX : winscp connection to VCSA failed – “Received too large SFTP packet”

When you try to establish the WinSCP Connection to VCSA appliance, Connection may failed with the error similar to “Received too large SFTP packet. Max supported packet size is 1024000 B” and connection will not get established.

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During winscp connection to VCSA appliance, part of the operation happens on the target Linux system. The default Appliance Shell cannot be the remote partner of WinSCP. You must enable the Bash shell on the appliance. Run the below command to enable the bash shell on vCenter Server appliance 6.5

 

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Once the bash shell is enabled on the vCenter server appliance 6.5, You will be able to establish WinSCP to VCSA successfully.

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Once all the necessary files are copied into vCenter Server appliance,  return to the Appliance Shell using the below command

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That’s it. I hope this article will help you to understand the procedure to connect to VCSA appliance using WinSCP to transfer files to vCenter server appliance. Thanks for reading!! Be social and share it in social media, if you feel wort sharing it.