Updating ssl certificate server 2016
Exchange Server 2010 like its predecessor Exchange Server 2007 makes heavy use of SSL certificates for various communications protocols.
When you install a new Exchange server is comes pre-configured with a self-signed certificate.
Being a SLES based virtual appliance though meant things were quite different when changing the certs.
If you want to save yourself a lot of time changing the SSL Certificates for the v Center Server Virtual Appliance then read on.
You might remember that I wrote about this as a means of using it as the v Sphere Web Client without needing an additional Microsoft Windows License and then I used it with a load balancer to Increase v Sphere Web Client Availability and Scalability.
But a lack of documentation wasn’t going to stop me.
In other cases the company used internally, and externally, but simply forgets to register and someone else came along and registered it afterwards.
I tried to find information on changing the SSL certificates for the v Center Server Virtual Appliance (VCVA) via Google and also on the VMware web site. Like in my previous articles regarding changing SSL Certificates I have included an example Open SSL configuration file that you can use to generate your certificates.
The only information I was able to find that was in the correct context was the following: v Center Server Appliance: Where Do I Upload SSL Certificate on the VMware Communities Site v Sphere 5 v Center Server Virtual Appliance Quick-Start Guide Automating v Center Server Virtual Appliance Configurations by William Lam v Center Management Appliance Certificates by Doug Baer Now before we begin, because the v Center Server Virtual Appliance is Suse Linux Enterprise Server based you will have to be used to a Linux command line, using scp, and generally navigating around in order to successfully change your certificates. The following directories on the VCVA contain SSL certificates in one form or another: /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/ /etc/vmware-vpx/ssl /usr/lib/vmware-vpx/inventoryservice/ssl /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/config I will go through what needs to go where after I’ve given you what you need to create the certificates.
In the Exchange Management Console navigate to Server Configuration.
Right-click the server and choose New Exchange Certificate. In this example I have named it “Contoso Exchange Server”.