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Bridgeways VMWARE ESX/VC subscriptions fails

28 Nov



You want to add a new VC server to the Bridgeways ESX monitoring using the “Bridgeways VMware Management Administrator” tool. But the connection always fails. You checked everything user / pwd / IP , all okay


1) First check if the network routing is okay. Open IE and type https://<ip>/sdk

You should get a SSL warning. If not you will have to check networking.

2) If you checked networking and you can connect to the VC but still get no SSL warning you have a SSL RSA problem.


On Windows 2008 and above the RSA minimum bits are 1024. All other certificate length will be blocked. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661254?wa=wsignin1.0 .

So check you certificate properties and look for the RCA bits length. I think it will be 512Bits.

To solve this:

Open under admin a CDM console and execute this.

Certutil -setreg chain\minRSAPubKeyBitLength 512

Now retry your add action.


Happy Scomming

Michel Kamp