ESX3: Scripted Install is disabled


When you click the Log In To Script Installer link, you are presented with the following error

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To fix this problem you will need to login as ‘root’ to the console of your ESX host and edit a file. By default the scripted installer applet is disabled – to enable it follow the process below:

1. Log in to the console using your root account

2. Using VI or NANO open the following file /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-5.5.17/webapps/ui/WEB-INF/struts-config.xml

3. We need to comment out and un-comment some lines. Luckily they are in the same section. You need to find the scripted install handler section.

4. I have marked in red the line of code we need to comment out and the section to un-comment in blue, in the picture below.

To comment out the line, we use the <!– to start the comment and close the comment using –>

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5. In the screenshot below you can see the changes we have made to the section. Save the changes and exit the editor.

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6. To have our changes take effect the configuration file needs to be re-read by the web server so we will need to restart the webAccess service.

Enter service vmware-webAccess restart to restart the webAccess service

Bron: xtravirt

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