Before you deploy the ROBO SDDC, you must configure a certificate authority and generate certificate files for the management products. According to this validated design you replace the default VMCA- or self-signed certificates of the management products with certificates that are signed by a Certificate Authority (CA) during deployment.

  • Use the Certificate Generation Utility CertGenVVD for automatic generation of Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) and CA-signed certificate files for all VMware management products that are deployed in this validated design.

  • VMware Validated Design comes with the CertGenVVD utility that you can use to save time in creating signed certificates. The utility generates CSRs, OpenSSL CA-signed certificates, and Microsoft CA-signed certificates. See VMware Knowledge Base article 2146215.