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  1. Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5 « Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] Virtual Infrastructure Navigator breaks when vCenter SSL Cert Changed […]

  2. Nir
    Nir at |

    Thanks Michael for bringing the SSL certs to the table.

    Indeed Navigator v1.0 finds hard times in coping with SSL certs changes, however v1.1 supports that kind of SSL changes. We plan releasing v1.1 GA version very soon.

    Meantime, v1.0 customers can work around SSL certs changes by running the following procedure.

    Here is how to do this using the vCenter client:

    1. Select the VM and make sure that it is powered off

    2. Click Edit Settings

    3. Click on the vServices tab

    4. Right click on the vCenter Extension vService dependency and select Edit option

    5. For Provider choose ""

    6. Click OK

    7. Click OK

    Repeat step 2-7 where you in step 6 choose "vCenter Extension vService"

    Next time the VM is powered on it's OVF environment has been updated with the new vCenter certificate thumbprint.

    Please let me know how this works for you,


    Nir Oren-Giladi

    The vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Escalation Engineering team

    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi Nir, Thanks for taking the time to comment on this post. That information is very useful. Please let me know if a KB is published and I can update the article to point people to it. I look forward to seeing VIN 1.1.

    2. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      Hi Nir, I can confirm I've just run through this process after updating my vCenter Server Certificates and it worked great.

  3. Nir
    Nir at |

    Thanks for the feedback Michael.

    I believe you'll be benefit from the new features and improvements we've integrated with v1.1.

    If this is OK, once we launch v2.0, I'll contact you and hopefully you'll be part of the beta program. I'll be glad to have you on board and have your feedback.




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