Cool Tools – vCenter Certificate Automation Tool


Managing certificates is not the easiest job, especially when new versions of vSphere comes with more and more features which needs certificates. VMware try to make this as much painless as possible and released a tool which helps upload and manage certificates.

The vCenter Certificate Automation Tool aims to automate the process of uploading certificates and restarting the following components within the vCenter Platform:

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

As you can see in version 1.0 only services related to vCetner server are supported :-/ hopefully new release will provide broader scope of supported VMware products such as:

  • hypervisor
  • vCloud Director
  • Site Recovery Manager
  • Horizon
  • vCenter Automation Center

Overall tools looks promising and I’m looking forward for new version 🙂

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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