You can use third-party applications to upload certificates and key. Applications that support HTTPS PUT operations work with the HTTPS interface that is included with ESXi.

1

In your upload application, open the file.

2

Publish the file to one of these locations.

Option

Description

Certificates

https://hostname/host/ssl_cert

Keys

https://hostname/host/ssl_key

The location /host/ssl_cert and host/ssl_key link to the certificate files in /etc/vmware/ssl.

3

In the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI), use the Restart Management Agents operation to initiate the settings.