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    Fabian Lenz

    Great collection of important things to consider.

    Probably some things to add, that I have experienced while dealing with vCenter certificates (and I spent far too much time with those things 😉 )

    -> Make yourself familiar with SSL and it’s components (private-/public key, chain-files, csr)

    -> Store all relevant components persistent,secure and reliable and be aware of the period of validity of ssl certificates

    -> Create/Test a JAVA_HOME environment variable pointing to the JRE of your vCenter installation.

    -> Make sure each certificate has a unique DN

    -> Make sure only no multiple ServiceIDs are stored in vpxd.cfg (%ProgramData%\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\)

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      Great addition Fabian, thanks for sharing!


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