Before you deploy use cases with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, you must specify a certificate authority and generate certificate files for the vRealize Suite management products. In this validated design, you replace the default VMCA-signed (self-signed) certificates of the management products with certificates that are signed by a Certificate Authority (CA).

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VMware Validated Design comes with a Certificate Generation Utility, CertGenVVD.

Use the CertGenVVD utility to generate CSRs and CA-signed certificate files for all VMware management products that are deployed in this design. See the Certificate Replacement guide that is part of the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center at http://pubs.vmware.com/vmware-validated-design-41/topic/com.vmware.vvd.sddc-certificate.doc/GUID-FA99EBD8-CE1C-405A-96C8-7B5EA9F79D23.html.