I had an issue where vMotion would no longer work. When selecting the target host in the vCenter UI, the compatibility check would fail with the error:
A general system error occurred: Connection refused: The remote service is not running OR is overloaded, OR a firewall is rejecting connections.
A Google search for the issue reveals quite a bit of possible causes, mostly pointing to several more standard causes, which were all in order. When digging deeper in the logs, I stumbled upon the same message appearing in /storage/log/vmware/vmware-vpxd/vpxd.log.
Continuing the search, someone mentioned that it could be caused by services not started, which can easily be revealed when loggi ...
You can disable password expiration from the command-line when logging on using SSH or by enabling the Bash shell. Note that you will need root privileges (i.e. root account) to make this change.
If shell access is not enabled, you need to enable it first:
Log on to the appliance management portal: https://ip-or-fqdn:5480/.
In the Navigator, click on Access. On the right side (Access Settings), click on the Edit button.
Tick the box next to Enable SSH Login for remote access, or if you rather prefer making the change through the VMRC, check the box Enable BASH Shell. Then click OK. The change is effective immediately.
Log on to the shell using either SSH (using PuTTY or another applicat ...