For ESXi 6.0 and later hosts that are in VMCA mode or custom mode, you can view certificate details from the vSphere Web Client. The information about the certificate can be helpful for debugging.

Procedure

  1. Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client inventory.
  2. Click the Manage tab and click Settings.
  3. Select System, and click Certificate.

    You can examine the following information. This information is available only in the single-host view.

    Field

    Description

    Subject

    The subject used during certificate generation.

    Issuer

    The issuer of the certificate.

    Valid From

    Date on which the certificate was generated.

    Valid To

    Date on which the certificate expires.

    Status

    Status of the certificate, one of the following.

    Good

    Normal operation.

    Expiring

    Certificate will expire soon.

    Expiring shortly

    Certificate is 8 months or less away from expiration (Default).

    Expiration imminent

    Certificate is 2 months or less away from expiration (Default).

    Expired

    Certificate is not valid because it expired.