You can use third-party applications to upload certificates and key. Applications that support HTTPS PUT operations work with the HTTPS interface that is included with ESXi.

Procedure

  1. In your upload application, open the file.
  2. Publish the file to one of these locations.

    Option

    Description

    Certificates

    https://hostname/host/ssl_cert

    Keys

    https://hostname/host/ssl_key

    The location /host/ssl_cert and host/ssl_key link to the certificate files in /etc/vmware/ssl.

  3. In the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI), use the Restart Management Agents operation to initiate the settings.