We have a virtual center server 2.5.0 build 147633 running on a windows 2003 r2 32bit with a sql2005 server attached.
current ssl certificate (john.doe.com, not self signed) has expired and
needs to be replaced with a new wildcard certificate. ('.doe.com, not
We have the necesary .crt and .key files and have generated the .pfx using openssl.
problem arise when we replace the old certificates with the new ones,
we can't start the virtual center service, and get the oh so informing
(exact text: could not start the vmware virtualcenter
server service on local computer. Error 1067: the process terminated
In the event log the only thing logged is eventID 7031: the vmware virtualcenter server service terminated unexpectedly.
This happens even after we enter a new db password (or the old one) with vpxd -p.
we change back to the expired certificate and put in the original
password with vpxd -p it works again, only the certificate is obviously
We do not use ssl between VC and the hosts.
Can anyone give us a hint as where to look to resolve this? we have read multiple articles including:
Without comming any closer to an answer...
Any constructive input is much appreciated
Found the cause, our wildcard cert was created using 2048bit, and according to this: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=100987... that isnt supported in virtual center...