How to upload ISO to VMWare datastore when web client fails

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While working with a client today I kept receiving an error attempting to upload an ISO file to one of the datastores. This normally is a simple task but it seems like the web client (6.5) is quite picky about self signed certificates and the uploading process.

There are a few workarounds for the issue but I found it much easier to use WinSCP. I've noticed many people know they can use an SSH client to connect to an esxi host but not many engineers know you can connect via WinSCP or another SFTP client such as, FileZilla. I was able to connect over port 22 and upload the file to /vmfs/volumes/*datastorename*/*directoryname*

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