When you are migrating or restoring to VMware Cloud Director appliance, running the configure command might fail.


During the procedure for migrating or restoring VMware Cloud Director to a new VMware Cloud Director appliance environment, you run the configure command to reconfigure the VMware Cloud Director service in each new cell. The configure command might fail with the error message sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path validation failed: java.security.cert.CertPathValidatorException: signature check failed.


  1. On the target cell, run the command.
    sed -i '/vcd_ova.crt/ s/$/ --force /' /opt/vmware/appliance/bin/appliance-sync.sh
  2. Wait 1 minute, and rerun the configure command.