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Hybrid Cloud Manager Security Protocol (2146900)

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Hybrid Cloud Manager (HCM) is shipped with Transport Layer Security version 1.0 (TLSv1.0) enabled by default.
SSLv2 and SSLv3 are disabled to mitigate the POODLE vulnerability.
TLSv1.0 is required to ensure compatibility with vSphere 5.5 and is used between HCM and vCenter for the HCM plug-in registration.


vSphere versions 6.0 and later do not require TLSv1.0. Customers with those versions of vSphere can safely disable TLSv1.0.
To disable TLSv1.0:

  1. Open a console or SSH into HCM using the admin account.

  2. Switch user to root.

  3. Use a vi editor to open the httpd.conf configuration file by running the following command:
    vi /usr/local/apache2/conf/httpd.conf

  4. Search for the following entry in the httpd.conf configuration file:
    SSLProtocol -SSLv2 -SSLv3 +TLSv1 +TLSv1.1 +TLSv1.2

    Replace it with:
    SSLProtocol -SSLv2 -SSLv3 -TLSv1 +TLSv1.1 +TLSv1.2

  5. Restart httpd.

  6. Save and close the file.

  7. Log out of HCM.

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