Replacing VMware vCenter 5.1 Certificates Made Easy

The release of vCenter 5.1 added more components and therefore more certificates into the mix. Using CA signed certificates increase security, but the process of updating these certificates is currently very tedious and error prone.

VMware announced the general availability of vCenter Certificate Automation Tool 1.0. This tool provides an automated mechanism to replace certificates in the following components of the vCenter management platform:

  1. vCenter Server
  2. vCenter Single Sign On
  3. vCenter Inventory Service
  4. vSphere Web Client
  5. vCenter Log Browser
  6. vCenter Orchestrator (VCO)
  7. vSphere Update Manager (VUM)

The corresponding KB article can be found at:

This tool is fully supported by VMware as well.

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