As part of the installation process, you must add the SSL certificate of the vCloud Hybrid Service site, https://vchs.vmware.com, to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client. The certificate is required for the plug-in to connect to the notification service, which provides task information to the plug-in.

1

Go to https://vchs.vmware.com and download the site's certificate from the Web browser.

Save the certificate with the name vchs.cer.

Note

Ensure that you select the Base-64 encoded x.509 option while exporting the certificate.

Option

Description

Firefox

Click the lock icon in the URL field, then click More information.

In the Security tab, click View Certificate.

In the Details tab, click Export.

Save the file with the name vchs.cer and the type X.509 Certificate (PEM).

Internet Explorer

Click the lock icon in the URL field, then click View certificates.

In the Details tab, click Copy to File and follow the wizard to export the certificate.

Select Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) as the format and name the file vchs.cer.

Chrome

Click the lock icon in the URL field.

In the Connection tab, click Certificate information.

In the Details tab, click Copy to File and follow the wizard to export the certificate.

Select the Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER) format and name the file vchs.cer.

2

Add the certificate to the trusted keystore of the vSphere Web Client.

On Windows, use the following command.

"C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\keytool.exe" -alias vchs -v -keystore "C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphereWebClient\server\configuration\keystore" -storepass changeit -import -file path_to_file\vchs.cer

On Linux, use the following command.

/usr/java/jre-vmware/bin/keytool -alias vchs -v -keystore /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/configuration/keystore -storepass changeit -import -file path_to_file/vchs.cer

Register your vCloud Hybrid Service account with the plug-in.