We recommend adding a Kubernetes SSL certificate to the vROps truststore to help provide an added level of security. When Creating an Adapter Instance (Kubernetes), if you select Verify for the SSL Configuration Advanced Setting, the management pack will attempt to verify the SSL certificate on your vROps system.

To add the SSL certificate to your vROps truststore:

  1. Obtain the SSL certificate for your Kubernetes 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:

    Linux:

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

    Windows:

    %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

    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.