I’ve experienced a problem while importing an OVA into VCSA 6.5. The error that I’ve got is the one bellow.

As you can see it says that the problem occurs due to certificates that the browser does not trust. If you are checking the certificate in the web browser, you will see a certificate warning.

The solution found is actually quite simple. You have to download the VMCA root certificates and install them into your PC’s “Trusted Root Certificates Authorities” list.
In the following lines you can find the solution. If you need more information about this topic, here is a link to VMWare page.

Step one – Download trusted root CA certificates

In IE or Chrome open a web page to vCenter’s IP Address, port 443. On the right side, you’ll see a gray box labeled “For Administrators.”  At the bottom there is a link called “Download trusted root CA certificates.”  Click it to download a zip bundle of the certificates.

Step two – Import certificates

After you downloaded them, you can double click on the certificates or use the MMC to install/import each of the certificates into your local computer’s “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” container. If you haven’t done this before, it’s documented here.

If you are using Firefox, please note that the certificates should be installed directly in the browser.

Step three – Relaunch browser

Once completed, re-launch your browser and access your vCenter using HTTPS by FQDN.  Now you should see the “lock” and no certificate warnings. This is because your computer is now trusting your VMCA root certificates.

Login into vCenter and you should be able now to deploy the OVA without any problems. 


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