Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 4

In the previous blog post we saw how to replace the SSL certificate for the PSC component of the vCenter server. So this brings us to the final blog post of the series. In this blog post we will look at the steps to replace the certificate for the vCenter server service. If you have worked with the replacing the SSL certificates for version 5.x, this would be a cakewalk. The fact that certificate request generation and processing is automated and

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 3

This is the third blog post in the Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 series. The first post can be found here. The second is here. In this bog post we will take a look at replacing the certificates on the External Platform Services Controller (PSC) server. Before we get into the details, let us make sure the external PSC is installed on a windows server. Select the vCenter for Windows option and install the external PSC. Since this is

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 2

This is the second blog post in the Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 series. The first post can be found here. In this blog post we take a look at how to obtain a CA certificate from the CA authority. Now that we have a CA up and running and the certificate template create for vSphere 6, we can go ahead and download the CA root certificate which we will be using to generate the signing request for vSphere

Replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 – Part 1

We all know that SSL certificates enable secure communication between a browser and a web server. During the initial setup, all the VMware components are installed with self-signed certificates and it is a best practice to replace the default certificates with custom CA signed certificates. This process of replacing default certificates in vSphere 6 is very simple compared to the tedious process that was present in the previous versions of vSphere (5.1 and 5.5). To make it easier to follow,