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Yps
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Enthusiast

Missing SSL certificates error when upgrading to vcenter 5.1 from 4.1

Hi, I got this error during Vcenter upgrade from 4.1 to 5.1:

"SSL Certificates cannot be located in the directory c:\programdata\vmware\vmware virtualcenter\ssl\. Restore these certificates in this directory for the upgrade."

Certs exists in this folder, but my certificats have expired, could this be the issue ?

Thanks, Magnus

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mohan11
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Hi  Yps

Welcome to communites .

You can replace  by backing up old ssl folder

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=102301... .

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
Yps
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Hi, I got this from support.  Certificates needs to valid before upgrading.

Regenerating expired SSL certificates after 2 years

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1009092

I solved it with a new Vcenter installation instead of upgrading. Probably much easier.

Thanks, Magnus

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johnkinnaird
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Hi,

I'm having a issue with SSL certificates due to a MS hotfix. I have found some guides from VMware but they all refere to the location "c:\programdata\vmware\vmware virtualcenter...". My problem is I don't have this directory, I only have "c:\programdata\vmware\". Any suggestions on the what the issue could be? Do I need to created the folder?

We are currently running vCenter 4.1 and I've tried looking for the above mentioned directory on windows server 2008 R2. I'm having problems finding help online as most guides start with locating the directory mentioned above.

This is related to a mircosoft hotfix h**p://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/advisory/2661254.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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