If you plan to replace the default certificate and key with a certificate and key from a certificate authority, ensure that your environment has the required software installed.

Your environment does not have to meet these requirements if you use self-signed certificates.

  • Microsoft CA (2000 or higher), with Web Server template

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) installed on the system where you will generate the certificate-signing request

  • OpenSSL 0.98r or higher installed on the system where you will generate the certificate-signing request

  • Putty or other SSH client (recommended)

  • WinSCP or other SFTP/SCP client

  • vCenter Server

  • ESXi 5.1 or later