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FAVM problem: error when running ""

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I'm following the instructions here to configure data collection on my FAVM. After copying the default "engine.conf" template and configuring it with my vCenter and ESXi details, I ran " -c". But this is the output (personal stuff changed, for obvious reasons):

Checking credentials on esx/i hosts...
   checking permissions of root on [my ESXi host]...
ERROR: root has insufficient permissions on [my ESXi host]:
ran command:# --target [my ESXi host] --ad 'root' --adpwd '[password for root]'

Created enginehierarchy.conf
Created engineinvvc1.conf
Created enginetaskeventlogs.conf
Created engineperf.conf
Created inputs.conf

Now Splunk needs a restart!

As you can see, I'm testing this with the ESXi server's root login, which obviously does have the necessary access!

I followed the troubleshooting steps at the bottom of this page and none of those apply: usernames, passwords, DNS, subnet and IP addresses are all present, tested and correct. So now I'm stumped.

Can anyone help? As it stands, I'm not able to progress any further. 😞

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