Configuring Certificate Checking in vSphere 5

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Certificate checking is used by ESXi hosts to check each others identities, which helps prevent man-in-the-middle attacks on the host. The default, self signed, certificates generated by an ESXi host are vulnerable to these attacks however, so certificate checking works best alongside certificates assigned from a valid internal certificate authority.

Enabling/Disabling Certificate Checking

You can enable/disable certificate checking in the vSphere client, when connected to vCenter. When logged in, select Administration then vCenter Server Settings:

vcenter_certificate_checking


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