The vCloud Availability Installer Appliance must be able to verify the thumbprint of the vCenter Server and vCloud Director hosts that it works with.

About this task

To achieve this, you first import the SSL certificate thumbprint of these hosts into the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance, by running the vcav trust add command. The command displays the thumbprint that you are importing. For security purposes, you must verify that the displayed thumbprint matches the actual server certificate.

If the SSL certificate of one of the servers changes, rerun the vcav trust add command for that host.

Procedure

  1. Create a trust between your vSphere instances and the vCloud Availability Installer Appliance.

    Repeat this step for every vCenter Server.



    1. Standard Command

      Command Using Registry

      # vcav trust add --address=$VSPHERE01_ADDRESS --port=443 --accept-all
      # vcav trust add --vsphere=vsphere-01-name --accept-all


    2. Standard Command

      Command Using Registry

      # vcav trust add --address=$VSPHERE02_ADDRESS --port=443 --accept-all
      # vcav trust add --vsphere=vsphere-02-name --accept-all


    3. Standard Command

      Command Using Registry

      # vcav trust add --address=$MGMT_VSPHERE_ADDRESS --port=443 --accept-all
      # vcav trust add --vsphere=mgmt-vsphere-name --accept-all
  2. Create a trust with vCloud Director.

    Standard Command

    Command Using Registry

    # vcav trust add --address=$VCD_ADDRESS --port=443 --accept-all
    # vcav trust add --vcd=vcd-01-name --accept-all