Renew ESXi SSL certificates in vSphere Web Client

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In my earlier post vCenter Server 6.* – Replacing SSL certificates with Enterprise VMCA I showed you how to use VMware Certificate Authority in Enterprise mode using subordinate Certificate Authority. Once the vCenter Server SSL certificates are replaced the next step is to **Renew ESXi SSL certificates in vSphere Web Client ** in our environment.

Renew ESXi SSL certificates in vSphere Web Client

Before we will start with renew of ESXI SSL certificate I would like to show you how old certificate looks like.

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  1. Login to vCenter Server and select ESXi host.
  2. Select desired ESXi and choose **Certificates \ Renew Certificate.
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  3. Confirm that we want to renew the certificate for the host.
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  4. In the recent tasks you can see that certificate was refreshed. Renew ESXi SSL certificates in vSphere Web Client - 5
  5. New certificate can be seen as well in browser or ESXi itself.Below you will find ESXi view. Renew ESXi SSL certificates in vSphere Web Client - 6
  6. Here you can see how SSL certificate is seen in Web Browser. Renew ESXi SSL certificates in vSphere Web Client - 7

Summary

Once VMCA in Enterprise mode is used ESXi SSL Certificates can be renewed in few steps and this is very useful. I hope you will find this post informative and whenever you have any questions or doubts just leave comment.