Manually set proxy details for vCSA
If you have ever had to setup a proxy server on the vCenter Server appliance, you will fast run into some limitations when it comes to the username field.For example, our service accounts are named with the “svc_” prefix, which is apparently invalid due to the underscore. The solution? just set the proxy details from the commandline!
- SSH to the vCSA</li>
- Edit /etc/environment:
- Modify (or add) the following line:
- Save the changes:
- Finally, update the environment variable:
From there you should be able to get Internet access to download updates. You can test by using wget to fetch a URL. e.g. “wget google.com”