To establish a trusted connection to the Skyline Collector user interface, you replace the SSL certificate for the Skyline Collector application with a custom certificate. The custom certificate is signed by the certificate authority available on the parent Active Directory or on the intermediate Active Directory.


  1. On the Windows machine that you use to generate certificates, in the C:\CertGenVVD-version\SignedByMSCACerts folder, duplicate the files generated by using the VMware Validated Design Certificate Generation Utility under new file names.

    File Type

    Original File Name

    New File Name




  2. Log in to the Skyline Collector virtual appliance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to sfo01sky01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.



      User name




  3. By using scp software such as WinSCP, copy and overwrite the existing server.pem file in the /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/ directory on the appliance with the generated CA-signed certificate file.
  4. Restart the VAMI service by running the following command.
    /etc/init.d/vami-lighttp restart
  5. After restarting the service, verify that the certificate is updated on the Skyline Collector user interface.
    1. Close any open Web browser windows.
    2. Open a Web browser window and go to https://sfo01sky01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    3. Verify that you see the new certificate in the Web browser.