Installing signed SSL/TLS certificates for vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (VCSA)

I recently upgraded to VMware vCenter v5.5 U2 and switched from Windows to the vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (VCSA). Here are the best resources for replacing the self-signed VCSA certificates with ones signed by an internal Microsoft Certificate Authority server. Assumptions You installed the Linux vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 (VCSA) All services except vCenter Update […]

Import PFX Certificate via Group Policy Preferences

I have a vendor with a web-based SAS service that requires a password encrypted .PFX certificate to be imported into the user’s Personal certificate store. For physical desktops, this is a one-time import procedure. But for VMware View VDI desktops that are non-persistent, users receive a new desktop every day and would thus have to […]

Exporting a GoDaddy wildcard certificate from IIS to VMware View Security Server

VMware View Security Servers require an SSL certificate to be installed for mobile VMware View clients to function properly. It’s also a good practice. Chapter 7 of the VMware View 4.6 Installation manual attempts to document the procedure of how to export a certificate from a Windows 2008 IIS server and import it into a […]