vRA 7.3 "No valid endpoints found in the Management Agent's configuration"

So I messed up. I tried to be clever and failed at it.
I was deploying vRealize Automation 7.3, and as part of the deployment needed to change the SSL Certificates of the deployment.

In vRealize Automation 7.x there are at least 3 places SSL Certicates needs to be replaced/updated:

  • vRealize Automation CAFE Appliance
  • vRealize Automation IaaS Windows Server
  • vRealize Automation Appliance Management Site Certificate (VAMI)

The first 2 are done as part of the deployment, and are later on replacable from the VAMI UI of the vRealize Automation Appliance.

The Appliance Management Site Certificate it self, needs to be changed by logging via SSH and replace the cert file:

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/opt/vmware/etc/lighttp/server.pem

As described in the vRealize Automation Documentation: Replace the vRealize Automation Appliance Management Site Certificate

What is very important is to NOT replace the Appliance Management Site Certificate, before running the Installation Wizard (done via the VAMI UI).

If the Appliance Management Site Certificate is changed before running the Installation Wizard, the steps in the wizard related to the IaaS Windows Server(s) will not work/validate properly.
Because some commands/parts of the Installation Wizard are hardcoded to the original Appliance Management Site Certificate.

You will see errors like this:

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No valid endpoints found in the Management Agent's configuration

As seen in the below screenshots.

vRA 7.3 Installation Wizard - Microsoft SQL Server error

vRA 7.3 Installation Wizard - Microsoft SQL Server error

vRA 7.3 Installation Wizard - Agents error

vRA 7.3 Installation Wizard - Agents error

vRA 7.3 Installation Wizard - Validation error

vRA 7.3 Installation Wizard - Validation error

Tags: vRealize Automation