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VMware: Export the vCenter VMCA_ROOT_CERT certificate

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in the default configuration the ESXi host gets a TLS certificate from the vCenter signed bei the VMCA_ROOT_CERT certificate.
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VMware: Change network configuration of a vCenter Appliance (VCSA )

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a customer had the problem that, due to outdated DNS Server settings, vCenter didn’t start all services. Connecting with a browser just show “No healthy upstreams” and the login to the VCSA GUI takes a long time.
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VMware: vCenter VCSA appliance upgrade fails with “Service cannot be started”

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often, when a vCenter VCSA update fails, the error is a certificate missmatch. For example the sso/vmware-stsd service
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VMWare vSphere: Install a custom a certificate in VCSA Appliance

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for a higher security level it is recommended to install own (trusted) certificates in to VMware’s vCenter VCSA appliance.
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VMWare vSphere: Update VCSA Appliance from command line

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I will show you how you can update a VCSA Appliance from command line rather then from webfrontend.

I assume you have configured a proxy server when you do not have a direct internet connection.

Login to the appliance at the console or by ssh.

First of all check the state of the lookup service by lsdoctor

Run the lsdoctor tool to recognized some certificate issues. Certificate issues are often the problem when an update fails.

Command> shell
root@vCenter [ ~/lsdoctor-master ]# python lsdoctor.py -l
2021-12-13T12:52:04 INFO generateReport: Listing lookup service problems found in SSO domain...
2021-12-13T12:52:04 INFO generateReport: No issues detected in the lookup service entries

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