How to use trusted certificates with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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    The attached document contains the steps involved in setting up VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager using trusted certificates



    SRM establishes a secure connection between the protected and the recovery site.

    There are two options for authentication: Credential based or certificate based.

    If you install SRM into an existing environment, make sure to choose the method that is appropriate for your environment.


    If you have not changed the default certificates that were installed by the VMware vCenter server setup then go for credential based authentication. You do not need to read the this document.


    If you have installed SSL certificates issued by a trusted CA on your VMware vCenter servers then go for certificate based authentication. The document explains how certificates need to be setup in order for this to work.



    Horst Mundt

    Technical Account Manager






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