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Installing or upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 using an external Platform Service Controller prompts the user to accept the Platform Services Controller Certificate (2111574)

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  • While installing or upgrading vCenter Server to 6.0 using an external Platform Services Controller the installer prompts to accept the default certificate in the validation pop-up.

  • Even if the Machine SSL Certificate is replaced in the external Platform Services Controller, this validation will still present the default certificate.

  • Accepting this certificate proceeds with the installation.


This is expected behavior.

The certificate presented is the internal VMware Directory Service certificate. This certificate is presented at this validation stage because the vCenter Server 6.0 installer is validating the Single Sign-On Administrator password. This is performed through an LDAP SSL connection to the VMware Directory Service on the external Platform Services Controller.

Additional Information

For more information on replacing the VMware Director Service certificate with a custom certificate, see Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate section of vSphere Security Guide.

See Also

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


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