ThingWorx Analytics is capable of being assembled in multiple Operating Systems. In this post, we will discuss common issues that have been encountered by other users.


Permissions Denied – Read/Write access to Third Party Components

This is encountered when executing the desired Shell script to begin the creation process. In MacOS and Linux you may encounter a “Permissions Denied” error on the two required components in the creation, the packer-post-processor-vhd and packer components.

Error Message

This will result in a Terminal dialog message that will read “Process Completed, No Artifacts Created”. This indicates that the Packer Script has failed to complete the task, and the desired appliance images were not created.

To correct this issue, you will have to change the permissions of the packer-post-processor-vhd and packer components to be able to be read and executable by the user account that is attempting to create the appliance.


Run the following commands in the Virtual Machine terminal (you may need to run as SUDO or as Root):

  • chmod +x packer-post-processor-vhd
  • chmod +x packer

After running the above command, run the Shell script of the desired VM Appliance output. This should resolve the issue with “Permission Denied” while executing the build scripts.


Error Starting Appliance in VirtualBox


Users have experienced this issue at the first run of the Appliance, right after it has been assembled. This issue is unique to VirtualBox versions 5.0 and above.


Error Message – Dialog Box

If you encounter the error depicted below, please check under settings for the imported OVA for any errors:




This issue is the result of invalid settings in the Appliance Configuration. You will need to check for Invalid Settings, by navigating to the Settings Menu for the Appliance:




The “Invalid settings detected” indicates that when the Product was assembled, some configuration settings were not applied correctly by the creation tool scripts.



Hover your mouse over the settings and it will direct you to cause, in this case it is due to remote monitor setup. Just change the settings in Display (Remote Display Tab) by unchecking the Enable Server button.




Press OK after unchecking the “Enable Server” option, and start the Appliance.