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Enabling SSH kills GUI

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Hi there,

 

I tried to enable SSH (port 22) on a virtual DS3617. 

The GUI freezes and SSH is not enabled. 
The vm is still running, but I can't access the GUI anymore.
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Any idea, how to fix it, wihtout reinstalling everything?

 

My installation:
Bootimage 1.02b on ESXi 6.5

DS3617xs
DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 1
 

 

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does the vm anser to ping, mabe the whole network of the vm is dead? might be more/deeper then just web gui?

crytalball gazing can be fun but using the log of the vm might be more productive ;-)

so, if its still running after the web gui is dead there might by something useful

 

 

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Hi IG-88,

no, the network is okay and the DS3617 VM is still running.

On the 3617xs I have the Logitech Media Server and the SFTP server running.
I can still connect to both ... All Logitech players are still working and I can up- and download from the VM.

The connection to the GUI does not work and of course, SSH doesn't work as it was not enabled before the GUI froze.

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14 minutes ago, hpk said:

Hi IG-88,

no, the network is okay and the DS3617 VM is still running.

On the 3617xs I have the Logitech Media Server and the SFTP server running.
I can still connect to both ... All Logitech players are still working and I can up- and download from the VM.

The connection to the GUI does not work and of course, SSH doesn't work as it was not enabled before the GUI froze.

the log: you can boot from a live linux and acces the partitions to read the log

same as here

 

you can try activating telnet insted for testing

you can try enable ssh with a different port

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I thought on that as well, but it isn't a baremetall installation, it's an ESXi virtual machine.
Maybe I find a way, to open or mount a .vmdk (VMware Disc File) and change the ssh settings.
Need to read a bit. 

 

Installed a second vm and retried to reproduce ... but on this machine it works.

But the reason for enabling SSH was to to backup the /volume1/@appstore/SqueezeCenter/prefs directory of the Logitech Media Server.
There all presets are stored ... I hope, I find a way to read that directory, then I could reinstall everything and restore the settings. 

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This morning I rebooted the vm (by a shutdown and restart on the ESXi GUI) and it did not come up properly.
I could not access it in any way, therefore I needed to set it up again ...
This time, I first enabled SSH before any other config, and now, I have the access through SSH.

 

Unfortunately, I need the Logitech Media Server users to setup their clients again, as all settings are lost.

 

But then, I should be able to backup the server.prefs file with all the settings ...

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