How to install an SSL Certificate on a ESXi Host?

Here in this post, I have provided the steps to replace the existing SSL Certificates on an ESXi Host.

The process for installing the ESXi certificate is as follows:

  1. Put the ESXi erver in Maintenance Mode.
  2. Log into the ESXi host with root credentials
  3. Navigate to the directory named /etc/vmware/ssl.
  4. Back up the current certificate files.
  5. Replace the current certificate files with the new certificate files.
  6. Restart the management agents.
  7. Log out of the ESXi host.
  8. Take the ESXi host out of Maintenance Mode.


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