VMware VirtualCenter Server - Generate CSR

A Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is required when applying for an SSL certificate. This CSR (and private key) can be generated on your webserver. To request a wildcard certificate, fill in an * (asterisk) for the subdomain, for example *.sslcertificaten.nl (instead of www.sslcertificates.nl).

This manual applies to all versions of VirtualCenter Server (1.x and 2.x).
Note: Make sure all the latest VirtualCenter Server patches have been installed.

  1. Download OpenSSL for Windows.
  2. Follow our manual to create a CSR with OpenSSL.
  3. Rename the private key that was just generated to rui.key and move it to this folder:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\VMA\

To order a certificate, copy the entire contents of the generated CSR, including the first and last line and all dashes.

Order certficate


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