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Offline root CA, Horizon View and Revocation check issues


It happens that you log on to your environment and that the dashboard is red, all certificate signed servers are red. This happened to me this morning, returned to a project at a customer and logging on to the VMware Horizon View dashboard all servers coloured red. Investigating the debug log (copy the file before you can open it) showed that the revocation check failed.

At first I was baffled as it had been working fine for days already, the only thing we changed was that we added VMware NSX to the backend.. how can that be intrusive 😉 . It was not of any importance to the issue, the real problem was a configuration fault, very simple but very annoying when you don’t expect it. Let me explain.

Offline root

We run a internal Microsoft CA and we run a rootCA and a intermediateCA. The rootCA is offline for security reasons so the intermediate is the one doing all the work. Because of the root being offline the revocation check is not possible when it is expired, the root CA is handling this and he or she is offline not able to renew.

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via Rob Beekmans.net

RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

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