Configuring vRealize Configuration Manager from HTTP to HTTPS
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Configuring vRealize Configuration Manager from HTTP to HTTPS


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VMware Aria Suite


  • vRealize Configuration Manager UI is configured to use HTTP and you would like to use HTTPS. 
  • vRealize Configuration Manager Reports are configured to use HTTP and you would like to use HTTPS.


VMware vRealize Configuration Manager 5.x


Below are instructions to assist you with changing the VCM database to facilitate VCM in using https as well as the reporting. 
  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio and connect to your database server.
  2. Click New Query, and select your VCM database.
  3. In the query field, type the following and execute:
select * from ecm_sysdat_configuration_values 
where configuration_name like '%iis%' 
  1. The fields that need to be updated are 'IIS Server', 'IIS HTTP' and iis_http_port_binding.  To update them, replace the query field with the following and execute:
update ecm_sysdat_configuration_values 
set configuration_value=hostname 
where configuration_id is configuration_id

Note: Replace
hostname with the VCM Server name in FQDN format, and configuration_id with the configuration_id next to IIS Server.
  1. Repeat step 4 for the other fields by replacing configuration_id for IIS Server, IIS HTTP and/or iis_http_port_binding.
  2. In Windows, open IIS Manager and navigate to Server > Sites > Default Web Site.
Note: Replace Server with the name of your VCM server.
  1. Double click SSL Settings and check Require SSL.
  • To allow users to connect without supplying their own certificate, click Ignore client certificates.
  • To allow a user to supply their own certificate, use Accept client certificates.
  1. Click Default Web Site, then in the right pane, click Bindings.
  2. Click Add and configure a Type of https, IP address of All Unassigned, Port of 443, and the desired SSL certificate.
  3. In the Windows start menu, run rsconfigtool and connect to your VCM server.
  4. Click Report Manager URL, then click Advanced.
  5. Under Multiple SSL Identities for Report Manager, click Add.
  6. Set IP Address to (All IPv4), SSL Port to 443, and select the desired Certificate, then click OK.
  7. Click OK in the Advanced Multiple Web Site Configuration window.
  8. Open drive:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VCM\WebConsole\Web.config in a text editor and update the reporting URLs from HTTP to HTTPS.
Example: <value>https://vcmcollector:443/ReportServer/ReportService2005.asmx</value>
  1. Save and close the file.
  2. Restart the IIS Service.
  3. Restart the Reporting Service in the RSConfigTool.
Verify by testing the new HTTPS URL and run a report to ensure it is also showing HTTPS.