Category Archives: Certificate

Options to check and alert the vcenter certificate expiration

Last week one of our vCenter went down because of the machine certificate got expired and it took some time to find out the issue so I thought it will be helpful to show the options to verify the certificate … Continue reading

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vSphere Replication sso fails with error Bad exit code:1

After upgrading the VCSA to the latest U2 and also with new machine certificate , noticed vSphere Replication was in failed status and when I tried to configure the lookup service address and restarting the service it was failing with … Continue reading

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Lookup service fails with the certificate error for external VMware solution like NSX Manager,VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, VMware vSphere Replication or vSheild Manager.

Some solutions, such as VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, VMware vSphere Replication, or vSheild Manager are always installed on a different machine than the associated vCenter Server system or Platform Services Controller that manages the certificates for the solution. If you … Continue reading

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Replacing vCenter 6.0 SSL Certificate.

To generate the certificate we need to have Microsoft Certificate Authority server with the vSphere 6.0 Template for SSL Certificate.Pls check my other blog on creating the new template for vSphere 6.0. update 04\02\2016 Before proceeding to change the certificate, … Continue reading

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Creating a new Template for vSphere 6.0 to use for Machine SSL and Solution User certificate.

Pls check my previous blogs about the PSC , F5 PSC LB, vCSA installation and PSC AD configuration. Login to the windows CA issuing server and type certtmpl.msc which starts up the Certificate Templates Console. Go to the Templates folder , right … Continue reading

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Install and Configure VMware vCSA 6.0 with External Platform Service Controller ( PSC )

Pls check my previous blog about Installing the PSC and Configuring the F5 Load Balancer and in this blog we can see the installation of the vCSA and configuring it with the External PSC. Before Starting the Installation it is … Continue reading

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F5 Load Balancer Configuration for the HA Platform Services Controller ( PSC )

Pls check my previous blog on configuring the PSC  in HA and here we can see the F5 configuration for the load balancer. Node 1: PSCSSO1.domain.local\10.10.10.1 Node2:PSCSSO2.domain.local\10.10.10.2 LB: PSCSSO.domain.local\10.10.10.3 We need to download the lb.p12 file from the ha Folder … Continue reading

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