shaka
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Replace SSL certificates with own CA certs

I am trying to replace SSL certificates on my ESX 3.5 host. I am able to generate the cert request using the following command

openssl req -new -key ./rui.key > request.csr

I then take the certificate request text and generate the new certificate from our CA. I copy the certificate to /ect/vmware/ssl and restart the mgmt-vmware service. When I try to add the host to my Virtual Center 2.5 server I get an error stating

"Failed to install the VirtualCenter Agent Service."

If I copy the old cert back it connects fine. Any ideas?

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troberts
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For more information about VirtualCenter server certificates, including information about how to replace them, see Technical Note, "Replacing VirtualCenter Server Certificates."

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_vcserver_certificates.pdf

shaka
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Unfortunately I have already seen this document. I believe my problem maybe in the certificate generation. I am not sure if I configured the openssl.cnf file correctly.

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bfent
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We are having this same issue.

I, too, have followed this, and other, documentation but with no success.

I am using the openssl 0.9.8g lite version installed on our VC Server (certificate generated for VC works fine).

Thanks.

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