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vSphere 5 Certificates: 6 – Replacing the default vCenter 5 Inventory Service Certificate

This is part 6 of a 7 part post on managing vSphere 5 Certificates:

  1. Installing a Root Certificate Authority
  2. Distributing the root CA certificate to clients
  3. Creating the default vCenter 5 Server Certificate and including a DNS alias
  4. Replacing the default vCenter 5 Server Certificate
  5. Replacing the default vCenter 5 Web Client Server Certificate
  6. Replacing the default vCenter 5 Inventory Service Certificate
  7. Replacing the default vSphere Update Manager 5 Server Certificate

vCenter Server actually has three different components which need their certificates updated, vCenter ServervCenter Web Client Server and vCenter 5 Inventory Service. Initially I had only written the vCenter Server certificate steps but luckily Michael Webster (VCDX #66) keeps me on my toes and I’ve now added parts for the other two components.

You should have now created the default vCenter 5 server certificate files, replaced the default vCenter 5 Server certificate, replaced the vCenter 5 Web Client Server certificate and can now go ahead and replace the vCenter 5 Inventory Service Certificate with the same new certificate files you have created.

On the vCenter Server navigate to C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Inventory Service\ssl.

Make a backup copy of the SSL folder.

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Copy the rui.crt, rui.key and rui.pfx files from C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin into the into the vCenter Inventory Service SSL folder

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Restart the vCenter Inventory Service which will also restart the VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service.

Part 7 will show you how to replace the default vSphere Update Manager 5 Server certificate.

  1. March 3rd, 2012 at 09:33 | #1

    Wow……!!! After long time waiting I get the information of vCenter Server, vCenter Web Client Server and vCenter 5 Inventory Service. By this instruction now I be upgrade my computer, I can be work more easily and my computer will be more safe than previous. Thanks for published this post.

  2. March 6th, 2012 at 14:50 | #2

    Thanks Julian, I just went thru your articles once more to implement the certificates on a vCenter/vSphere Web Client and the vCenter Inventory Services & Storage Profile.
    Your article is a excellent step-by-step process to change these certificates.
    Awesome work !!! A Reference.

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