VMware Horizon – Replacing Certificates

KB ID 0001547

Problem

I deployed Horizon v7 a while ago for a client, they messaged me to say their wildcard cert was about to expire, could I replace it in the Horizon infrastructure.

On logging in, sure enough;

Horizon Certs About To Expire

Connection Server Details
Status: The service has a minor issue
SSL Certificate: About to expire {Date} {Time}

This is why I like VMware, it’s picked up the problem, and pointed me in the right direction, (the connection servers).

Solution

Firstly you will notice I’ve got two connection servers, DO ONE AT A TIME, then if something breaks, you can still get into the manager! If you only have one connection server, I’d suggest taking a snapshot of it first!

Import your new certificate onto the connection server. Make sure you select local computer when you import it.  Then you will notice that your ‘old’ one has a friendly name of ‘vdm‘. Rename vdm to OLD-vdm, then rename the new one to vdm.

RENEW HORIZON CERTIFICATES

Finally, either restart the VMware Horizon View Connection Server service, or reboot the server.

Restart Horizon Services

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Author: PeteLong

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