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

About this task

You replace certificates twice, once for each NSX Manager. You start by replacing certificates on the NSX Manager lax01m01nsx51.lax01.rainpole.local for the management cluster. 

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

NSX Manager FQDN

Certificate File Name

Replacement Time

lax01m01nsx51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • lax01m01nsx01.4.p12

After you replace the certificate on the Management vCenter Server

lax01w01nsx51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • lax01w01nsx01.4.p12

After you replace the certificate on the Compute vCenter Server

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://lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

      NSX Manager for the shared compute and edge cluster

      https://lax01w01nsx01.lax01.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 and click Upload PKSCS#12 Keystore.
  4. Browse to the certificate chain file lax01m01nsx01.4.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.

      NSX Manager

      URL

      NSX Manager for the management cluster

      https://lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

      NSX Manager for the shared compute and edge cluster

      https://lax01w01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local

    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      admin

      Password

      nsx_manager_admin_password

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

      Setting

      Value

      Lookup Service IP

      lax01psc01.lax01.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

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      lax01w01vc01.lax01.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 and vCenter Server change to Connected.
    11. Repeat this step for the NSX Manager instance for the shared compute and edge cluster.
  7. Reconnect to the NSX Manager instances in Region A.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://lax01m01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    3. From the vSphere Web Client Home menu, select Networking & Security.
    4. Click Installation in the Navigator.
    5. On the Management tab , select the 172.17.11.65 instance from the NSX Manager menu.
    6. Select Actions > Disconnect from Primary NSX Manager.
    7. On the Management tab , select the 172.16.11.65 instance from the NSX Manager drop-down menu.
    8. Select Actions > Add Secondary NSX Manager
    9. In the Add Secondary NSX Manager dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      NSX Manager

      172.17.11.65

      Username

      admin

      Password

      mgmtnsx_admin_password

      Confirm Password

      mgmtnsx_admin_password

    10. In the Trust Certificate confirmation dialog box, click Yes.
    11. Repeat this step for the NSX Manager instance for the shared edge and compute cluster.

      Reconnect the 172.17.11.66 secondary NSX Manager for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region B to the primary NSX Manager 172.16.11.66 for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A.