This my first post to this forum as I could not find answer through Google search. If I do not use correct terminology or fail to provide full information, please pardon me. I am not an expert on VMWare, just a curious tech enthusiast. I find VMWare to be a very exciting product and easy to use. The VMWare knowledge base is excellent and so is the user community.
I have home setup of free VMWare ESXi 6.0 on Dell T420 and T110 II servers. I recently tested vMA 5 by installing it as a VM on one of the servers. I watched the Youtube tutorial on how to use vifp to add servers. I have setup networking etc. on vMA and it works fine. Auto update worked. When I issues the command sudo vifp addserver 192.168.250.96, I am prompted for the password. When I enter the password, I get an error Error: failed to add users. I have checked the log file at /var/opt/vmware/vma/vifpd.log and the most descriptive message is:
addserver: Error occurred while adding users for 192.168.250.96 ..rolling back. An error occurred while creating users on 192.168.250.96
Then I noticed that since I am using the vMA console to run these commands, as soon as the error occurs, I see that in the bottom area, under Recent Tasks, I see an error: general system error occurred: weak password. The error detail says:
Weak password: not enough different characters or classes.
Now, my password is pretty strong. I cannot post it here but I will post a similar password:
It is 14 characters and has numbers, uppercase letter, lowercase letters and special character. I have read the VMWare documentation on passwords and to me, the password looks just fine. Any help will be appreciated.