After certificates are updated on the IaaS servers, the system administrator updates the component registry to reestablish trusted communications between the virtual appliances and IaaS components.

About this task

As part of updating an IaaS certificate, you must register the new certificate with the vRealize Appliance. You can use the hostname or IP address of the IaaS machines in the following commands. If you are using a load balancer, supply the host name of the load balancer instead. Note that URL paths are case-sensitive.

If you encounter errors, see the troubleshooting section in the installation documentation.


  1. On the IaaS machine that has an updated certificate, open a command prompt as Administrator, and navigate to the following directory.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Model Manager Data\Cafe

  2. Register the address for applicable IaaS components by entering the following command:
    Vcac-Config.exe RegisterEndpoint --EndpointAddress
    https://<iaas-web-server-or-load-balancer-hostname> -v  

    For example: Vcac-Config.exe RegisterEndpoint --EndpointAddress -v

  3. Restart the vRealize Appliance service by entering the following command:
    service vcac-server restart

    Wait approximately 15 minutes for the service to restart.