Currently attempting a migration from a Windows based vCenter 5.5 (update 3k) to a 6.5 U2 appliance. The migration is failing at "starting vmware authentication framework" & displays the error "Error: Failed to publish trusted certificate".
I'm struggling to find any KB articles on VMware about this particular error - I've looked through the support bundle logs & found a couple of errors e.g:
vmcad-syslog.log - "failed to update root certs due to error"
fbStatusInt.json - "install.vmafd.publish_cert_failed"
The windows vCenter is using the default self-signed certificate & hasn't expired. Both rui.crt & cacert.pem files are present on the windows vcenter & they check out ok when using openssl to verify.
I'm a little stuck as to what may be causing this - I've got a support ticket open with VMware at the moment, but in the meantime wondered if anyone else had come across a similar issue?
Any advice appreciated!
Found the issue with assistance from support. Turns out it was an issue with the password for the SSO account (too long/complex). Reset it to something simple & the migration succeeded on the next attempt.
Thought it'd be useful to put here just in case anyone else comes across a similar issue