This property configures the password for the vCenter Hyperic server's SSL keystore. The location of the keystore is defined by the server.keystore.path property.

The vCenter Hyperic installer (in -full mode), prompts for the values of server.keystore.path and server.keystore.password and stores the responses in hq-server.conf.

The vCenter Hyperic server's keystore password and private key password must be the same, otherwise the vCenter Hyperic server's internal Tomcat-based server will be unable to start. Follow the same convention as for a vCenter Hyperic agent keystore — set the password for the agent keystore to be the same as the agent private key

The initial value of server.keystore.password is set, based on the response to the installation dialog when you run the vCenter Hyperic installer in -full mode, depending on how you respond to the prompt Would you like us to use a user managed java keystore?

If the response is yes, the installer prompts for the path and password for your keystore, and saves the values supplied in server.keystore.path and server.keystore.password (this property), respectively.

If the response is no, the installer sets the value of server.keystore.pathto server.keystore.path=ServerHome/conf/hyperic.keystore, which is the default location for the self-signed certificate that the vCenter Hyperic server generates at first startup, and sets server.keystore.password to the default password, hyperic.