Today i installed a new ESX 7.0 Hypervisor machine. My initial goal was to get some RAID status reporting.
I created a python script that i wantet to run from a crontab job. This due to the fact that my RAID controller (Supermicro 3108) has faulty drivers and all status on storage devices in monitoring just says unknown.
I was able to create and run my python script and add it to crontab.
/bin/kill $(cat /var/run/crond.pid) /bin/echo '5 0 * * * /path/to/script > /full/path/to/logfile 2>&1' >> /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root /bin/busybox crond
But when i wanted to make the crontab changes persistent over reboot, i now see that i cannot write to files in ESX 7.X.
/etc/rc.local - write to permissions denied. chmod xxxx /etc/rc.local - Operation not permitted.
I believe this relates to: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/78689
I am using my root user and ssh enabled to login.
Does anyone have any tips on how to regain permission on files in ESX 7.X?