If you change the SSL certificate of vCenter Server, you cannot access vSphere Replication.

Problem

vSphere Replication uses certificate-based authentication to connect to vCenter Server. If you change the vCenter Server certificate, vSphere Replication is inaccessible.

Cause

The vSphere Replication database contains the old vCenter Server certificate.

Solution

  • Log into the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) of the vSphere Replication appliance and click Configuration > Save and Restart Service.
    Do not change any configuration information before clicking Save and Restart Service.
    vSphere Replication restarts with the new vCenter Server certificate.