it seems that VDDK 6.7.0 cannot cope with vCenter Server / VCSA with self-signed SSL certificates. It does connect to the host, but any attempt to open a virtual disk using NBDSSL transport method fails with the following:
Debug: SSL Error: error:14090086:SSL routines:ssl3_get_server_certificate:certificate verify failed
Warning: [NFC ERROR] NfcNewAuthdConnectionEx: Failed to connect to peer. Error: The remote host certificate has these problems:
Warning: * self signed certificate in certificate chain
Warning: SSL: Unknown SSL Error
Error: You do not have access rights to this file
Here we go again: why on earth is this forced? Is VMware trying to increase security? What if the vCenter is not managed by me, I just need my application to work?
Well, the obvious workaround is to switch to NBD transport mode, which in turn decreases security significantly. Job well done.
Have I missed a config option somewhere? Or is this just an annoying feature that will disappear in the following releases?