Adding an SSL Certificate to the vROps Truststore (Cohesity)

We recommend adding an SSL certificate for your Cohesity host server to the vROps truststore to help provide an added level of security.

Different levels of security can be configured in the Management Pack. The least secure configuration is to set the SSL Config Advanced Setting to No Verify, and the Management Pack will accept all SSL certificates. For added security, you can set SSL Config to Verify, and the Management Pack will have to verify the SSL certificate on your vROps system. See: Creating an Adapter Instance (Cohesity).

To add the SSL certificate to your vROps truststore:

  1. Obtain the SSL certificate for your Cohesity host server from your Internet browser. Export the certificate as an X.509 Certificate (PEM).
  2. Copy the certificate to your vROps machine.
  3. Use ‘ssh’ to log in to the vROps machine as the root user, then run the following command:

    Linux:

    $VCOPS_BASE/jre/bin/keytool -import -alias <product_alias> -file /tmp/<certfile> -keystore “$VCOPS_DATA_VCOPS/user/conf/ssl/tcserver.truststore” -storepass <truststore_password> -trustcacerts

    Windows:

    %VCOPS_BASE%\jre\bin\keytool -import -alias <product_alias> C:\path\to\certfile -keystore “%VCOPS_DATA_VCOPS%\user\conf\ssl\tcserver.truststore” -storepass <truststore_password> -trustcacerts

    The <truststore_password> is generated by vROps and is located in/storage/vcops/user/conf/ssl/storePass.properties. Copy the password from the ssltruststorePassword=field and paste it in the <truststore_password> placeholder.

    Parameter Descriptions:

    • -alias is a unique name for each key that you add (per host)
    • certfile is the location where the cert file was saved
  4. Run the reboot command to re-start the vROps machine for the changes to take effect.

See also:

System Requirements (Cohesity)