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Replacing vCenter Server Certificates Rollback at 85%

Today I was replacing VMCA certificates by an ADCS (Active Directory Certificate Service) signed certificate, which everything went well except when I imported my certificate, the procedure stuck at 85 percent and rollbacked. and show you an error with this title.

Status : 85% Completed [starting services…]
Error while replacing Machine SSL Cert, please see /var/log/vmware/vmcad/certificate-manager.log for more information.

When you go to read the “certificate-manager.log”, you see an entry like this:

Error Failed to start vmon services.vmon-cli RC=1

After a lot of searching on the internet, I sum up with this good article which helps me to solve my problem. The procedure is very simple, you just need to change the file permission of /etc/vmware/.buildInfo from 640 back to 444, SSH to your vCenter Server with root user and type following commands:

chmod 444 /etc/vmware/.buildInfo

Go and reimport your certificate.

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