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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

Hi,

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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VMware vSphere: Copy files to the VCSA (Linux) Appliance

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each user who migrated their Windows based vCenter Servers to the Linux based VCSA Appliance have the save problem. How can I copy files (for example certificates) to and from the VCSA.

The vSphere VCSA appliance have a builtin ssh daemon. Unfortunately it doesn’t support sftp/scp. If try to connect an
Error: Cannot initialize sftp protocol. occurs.

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