After you add the KMS to the vCenter Server system, you can establish a trusted connection. The exact process depends on the certificates that the KMS accepts, and on company policy.

Before you begin

Add the KMS cluster.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client, and select a vCenter Server system.
  2. Click Configure and select Key Management Servers.
  3. Select the KMS instance with which you want to establish a trusted connection.
  4. Click Establish trust with KMS.
  5. Select the option appropriate for your server and complete the steps.

    Option

    See

    Root CA certificate

    Use the Root CA Certificate Option to Establish a Trusted Connection.

    Certificate

    Use the Certificate Option to Establish a Trusted Connection.

    New Certificate Signing Request

    Use the New Certificate Signing Request Option to Establish a Trusted Connection.

    Upload certificate and private key

    Use the Upload Certificate and Private Key Option to Establish a Trusted Connection.