When you perform a certificate management operation by using the vSphere Certificate Manager utility, the current certificate state is stored in the BACKUP_STORE store in VECS before certificates are replaced. You can revert the last performed operation and return to the previous state.

Note: The revert operation restores what is currently in the BACKUP_STORE. If you run vSphere Certificate Manager with two different options and you then attempt to revert, only the last operation is reverted.


  1. Log in to the vCenter Server shell and start the vSphere Certificate Manager.
  2. Select Option 7, Revert last performed operation by re-publishing old certificates.
  3. Enter the administrator user and password.
  4. To continue, enter Y.