Frizziero77
Contributor
Contributor

SSH and SCP commands stucked in "FIPS initializing" when launched from ESXi 6.7 CLI

Hi team,

Here again with the following issue:

In ESXi i had always been able to transfer files using scp between servers.

Now, after upgrade to ESXi 6.7, i'm not able to start any SSH/SCP session from ESXi6.7, while i still can connect to ver.6.7 from 6.5.

I will upgrade the second server to 6.7 version today, but if this has no fix it means i will not be able to use SSH anymore between them!!

This is what i'm seeing:

[root@ESXi6.7:~] scp ./vmfs/volumes/datastore1/Dir1/*.* root@192.168.0.112:/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/

FIPS mode initialized

ssh: connect to host 192.168.0.112 port 22: Connection timed out

Please help!!

There is no reason this cannot work in 6.7!!

Cristian

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SupreetK
Commander
Commander

Can you disable the firewall on both the hosts <esxcli network firewall set -e false> and give it a shot?

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Cheers,

Supreet

Frizziero77
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks!!

Actually i find out the issue was related to firewall settings, that for some reason in ESXi6.5 was enabled for SSH client by default i guess, as i never had to touch it before.

In ESXi 6.7, no matter is SSH management is enables, named "SSH client" firewall item is setted in order to block all traffic.

Thanks

Cristian

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