Different levels of security can be configured in the Management Pack for Dell EMC PowerMax and VMAX. The least secure configuration is to leave the SSL Trust Store Path field in the Advanced Settings blank. In this configuration, the Management Pack will accept all SSL certificates. For added security, you can enable SSL by following the instructions below and entering the path to the Trust Store in the SSL Trust Store Path field in the Advanced Settings.

  1. Obtain the SSL certificate for your VMAX host server from your Internet browser. Export the certificate as an X.509 Certificate (PEM).

  2. Copy the certificate to your vROps machine.

  3. Use ‘ssh’ to log in to the vROps machine as the root user, then run the following command:


    $VCOPS_BASE/jre/bin/keytool -import -alias <product_alias> -file /tmp/<certfile> -keystore "$VCOPS_DATA_VCOPS/user/conf/ssl/tcserver.truststore" -storepass `grep ssltruststorePassword /storage/vcops/user/conf/ssl/ | sed s/ssltruststorePassword=//` -trustcacerts


    %VCOPS_BASE%\jre\bin\keytool -import -alias <product_alias> C:\path\to\certfile -keystore “%VCOPS_DATA_VCOPS%\user\conf\ssl\tcserver.truststore” -storepass <truststore_password> -trustcacerts


    The <truststore_password> is generated by vROps and is located in/storage/vcops/user/conf/ssl/ Copy the password from thessltruststorePassword= field and paste it in the <truststore_password> placeholder.

    Parameter Descriptions:

    • product_alias is a unique name for each key that you add (per host)

    • certfile is the location where the cert file was saved

  4. Run the reboot command to re-start the vROps machine for the changes to take effect.

What to do next

Configuring the Properties File (PowerMax and VMAX)