The vCenter 5.5 installation creates a self signed certificate. Best practice is to replace it with an external trusted certificate. But if you do not want to pay any money for a certificate or just want to use the self signed certificate, the following error pops-up when adding vCenter as a host in XenDesktop:
Error id: XDDS:D883C098
Cannot connect to the VCenter server due to a certificate error. Mare sure the appropriate certificates are installed on the VCenter server, and the install the appropriate certificates on the same machine that contains all the instances of the Host service.
Here’s how to fix it:
Repeat these steps for all your XenDesktop Controllers.
Check in the Certificates MMC if the certificate uses a FQDN, then this is also necessary in the XenDesktop 7.5 Host wizard.
To test if the certificate is valid, open the website: https://vCenterServer.domain/sdk
The certificate is valid if there is NO notification of a untrusted certificate.
Now, let’s add the vCenter as a Host in XenDesktop 7.5.
I use the Add Host in XenDesktop Studio but this could also be done using the initial installation.
|Click on Hosting|
|Click on Add Connection and Resources|
|Make sure that you use the FQDN of the vCenter server, if this is also applied to the certificate.
Now there is no error message displayed.