Unable to start sshd service

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Issue

  • Unable to start sshd service with below error messages.

    # service sshd restart
    runlevel: /var/run/utmp: No such file or directory
    Starting sshd: Missing privilege separation directory: /var/empty/sshd    
    [FAILED]
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Openssh

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