vCenter 6.5 Image Builder Stops Working after Changing Certificates

I was looking at VMware vCenter 6.5 i my lab, and wanted to change the certificate, but after change the certificate the Image Builder failed with some error.

Before i change the certificate i had added some things to the Image Builder “Software Deopts”. VMware HA Agent and HPE ESXi 6.5 customized image depot file.

After i changed the certificate and I looked at “Software Depots” that i had uploaded i got this image:

There is no visible “Image Profiles”, and there should be one in this HPE Depot.

And when trying to update the VMware HP Agent i get an error.

The error looks like this.

After some investigation, i found that the solution was get the certificate registered again in vCenter. I used this VMware KB2123631 that is for vCetner 6.0 and “Auto Deploy”.

I just changed the:

python /usr/lib/vmware-vpx/scripts/updateExtensionCertInVC.py -e com.vmware.rbd -c /certificate/vpxd-extension.crt -k /certificate/vpxd-extension.key -s vcsa_FQDN -u Administrator@vsphere.local 

To

python /usr/lib/vmware-vpx/scripts/updateExtensionCertInVC.py -e com.vmware.imagebuilder -c /certificate/vpxd-extension.crt -k /certificate/vpxd-extension.key -s vcsa_FQDN -u Administrator@vsphere.local

After this i restarted the “Image Builder” server and it is working again.

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4 thoughts on “vCenter 6.5 Image Builder Stops Working after Changing Certificates

  1. I had the same Issue with our Image Builder – thanks for that Hint!
    The Depot is now back online, but i still can’t change anything within Auto Deploy.
    We are getting the following error
    An error occured while performing the task
    Something went wrong while converting items to pxe profile:Invalid certificate

    A support ticket is already open, i’m waiting for a response for more then 3 weeks meanwhile 🙁
    I would be very happy about helpful suggestions 🙂

  2. Thanks Alan. Found this to be a problem after upgrading from 6.5e to 6.7d. Luckily your blog helped us out.

    Thanks again

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