After you replace the certificates of all Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server instances, replace the certificates for the NSX Manager instances. 

About this task

You replace certificates twice, once for each NSX Manager. You first start replacing certificates on the NSX Manager sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local for the management cluster.

Table 1. Certificate-Related Files on the NSX Manager Instances in Region A

NSX Manager FQDN

Certificate File Name

sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • sfo01m01nsx01.4.p12

sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • sfo01w01nsx01.4.p12

Prerequisites

  • CA-signed certificate files generated by using VMware Validated Design Certificate Generation Utility (CertGenVVD). See the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.

Procedure

  1. On the Windows host that has access to the data center, log in to the NSX Manager Web interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to following URL. 

      NSX Manager

      URL

      NSX Manager for the management cluster

      https://sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      NSX Manager for the shared compute and edge cluster

      https://sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

       admin

      Password

       nsx_manager_admin_password

  2. On the Home page, select Manage Appliance Settings.
  3. On the Manage tab, click SSL Certificates, click Upload PKCS#12 Keystore.
  4. Browse to the certificate chain file sfo01m01nsx01.4.p12, provide the keystore password or passphrase, and click Import.
  5. Restart the NSX Manager to propagate the CA-signed certificate.
    1. In the right corner of the NSX Manager page, click the Settings icon. 
    2. From the drop-down menu, select Reboot Appliance.
  6. Re-register the NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the NSX Manager Web interface.

      Setting

      Value

      NSX Manager for the management cluster

      https://sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      NSX Manager for the shared compute and edge cluster

      https://sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials. 

      Setting

      Value

      User name

       admin

      Password

       nsx_mngr_admin_password

    3. Click Manage vCenter Registration.
    4. Under Lookup Service URL, click the Edit button.
    5. In the Lookup Service URL dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Lookup Service IP

      sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Lookup Service Port

      443

      SSO Administrator User Name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    6. In the Trust Certificate? dialog box, click Yes.
    7. Under vCenter Server, click the Edit button.
    8. In the vCenter Server dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

      Setting

      Value for the NSX Manager for the Management Cluster

      Value for the NSX Manager for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster

      vCenter Server

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      vCenter User Name

      svc-nsxmanager@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-nsxmanager_password

    9. In the Trust Certificate? dialog box, click Yes.
    10. Wait until the Status indicators for the Lookup Service URL and vCenter Server change to Connected.
  7. Repeat the steps for the NSX Manager for the shared compute and edge cluster.