Before vRealize Operations Manager can connect to the vCenter and start collecting data, it needs to verify that data sources discovered by the adapter instance are presenting valid certificates. Your PATCH request provides the proof that the certificates are valid by including a request body that is the response from the POST request used to create the adapter.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have the response from the POST request used to create the adapter. See the response in Adapter Instance.

Procedure

Make a PATCH request to notify the system that the user has accepted the certificate presented by the vCenter.
PATCH https://vrealize.example.com/suite-api/api/adapters

Certificate Validation

In this example, the request body for the PATCH request is the same as the response from the POST request used to create the adapter instance.

Request header:

PATCH https://vrealize.example.com/suite-api/api/adapters

Request body in JSON format:

{
  "resourceKey": {
    "name": "VC Adapter Instance",
    "adapterKindKey": "VMWARE",
    "resourceKindKey": "VMwareAdapter Instance",
    "resourceIdentifiers": [
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "AUTODISCOVERY",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": "true"
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "DISABLE_COMPUTATION_BASED_ON_CONSUMERS",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "DV_PORT_GROUP_DISABLED",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
        "name": "DVS_DISABLED",
        "dataType": "STRING",
        "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "PROCESSCHANGEEVENTS",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": "true"
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "VCURL",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": true
        },
        "value": "https://12.345.678.9"
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "VM_FOLDER_DISABLED",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "VM_LIMIT",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      }
    ]
  },
  "description": "A vCenter Adapter Instance for VC 12.345.678.9",
  "collectorId": 1,
  "collectorGroupId": "909c2fbf-2c2c-4957-9a75-21bf2a887d31",
  "credentialInstanceId": "65081a8d-d462-43b2-b4e0-596eaf3d497e",
  "monitoringInterval": 5,
  "adapter-certificates": [
    {
      "thumbprint": "2520fb4351bc91ee7b82ef7cc54a8d88fa893da9",
      "certificateDetails": "[ 
        Version: V3 Subject: C=US, CN=12.345.678.9 
        Signature Algorithm: SHA256withRSA, OID = 1.2.840.113549.1.1.11 
        Key: Sun RSA public key, 2048 bits modulus: ... 
        Validity: [From: Wed Jul 15 19:26:51 UTC 2015, To: Tue Jul 08 11:26:30 UTC 2025] 
        Issuer: O=W12R2UINanduVC, C=US, DC=local, DC=vsphere, CN=CA ...
          ...
      ]"
    }
  ],
  ...
  "id": "a97bd204-e3e5-404b-a219-e2b20cf158d2"
}

Response in JSON:

{
  "resourceKey": {
    "name": "VC Adapter Instance",
    "adapterKindKey": "VMWARE",
    "resourceKindKey": "VMwareAdapter Instance",
    "resourceIdentifiers": [
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "AUTODISCOVERY",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": "true"
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "DISABLE_COMPUTATION_BASED_ON_CONSUMERS",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "DV_PORT_GROUP_DISABLED",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
        "name": "DVS_DISABLED",
        "dataType": "STRING",
        "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "PROCESSCHANGEEVENTS",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": "true"
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "VCURL",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": true
        },
        "value": "https://12.345.678.9"
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "VM_FOLDER_DISABLED",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      },
      {
        "identifierType": {
          "name": "VM_LIMIT",
          "dataType": "STRING",
          "isPartOfUniqueness": false
        },
        "value": ""
      }
    ]
  },
  "description": "A vCenter Adapter Instance for VC 12.345.678.9",
  "collectorId": 1,
  "collectorGroupId": "909c2fbf-2c2c-4957-9a75-21bf2a887d31",
  "credentialInstanceId": "65081a8d-d462-43b2-b4e0-596eaf3d497e",
  "monitoringInterval": 5,
  ...
  "id": "a97bd204-e3e5-404b-a219-e2b20cf158d2"
}

The response is same as the request body without the adapter-certificates section.