After upgrading the vsphere vCenter server from 5.5.2 to 6.0.0 (which did automatically upgrade the SSL certificates) backups and restores from veeam b&r 188.8.131.52 fail when tested.
The backup details show:
- Task failed Error: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.
A restore attempt shows the following when attempting to expand the VC node:
- Failed to login to "myVC" by SOAP, port 443, user "myVC\admin_account", proxy srv: port:0
The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.
The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.
<side_issue> tried upgrading the vsphere client (exe) on the b&r host to trick SSL, that didn't help </side_issue>
* In VeeamB&R -> "Backup Infrastructure", drill down the offered tree +Managed servers + VMware vSphere + vCenter Servers + myVC.
* right click on myVC and select menu item "properties"
.. 'Name' page .. leave alone
.. 'Credentials' page..
now this looks good.. "an untrusted certificate is installed on "myVC" and secure communication cannot be guaranteed. Connect to this server anyway?
bit of connecting and saving server configuration going on.. then done
shows a summary that includes "Host info: VMware VCenter Server 5.5.0 build-2183111" which I think is odd since the whole issue stems from the upgrade to 6.0.0 and the build shown there is 2656760.
ps: "myVC" is my vCenter server, mine isn't actually called that and I doubt yours is either.
Test a restore of an 'incidental' machine.. I can now browse past the VC node of the Hosts and Clusters tree which was my initial stopping point so I'll cancel the restore wizard and test a backup.
Backup and Replication -> jobs -> Backup -> cbdev.. [RMB] start ...success !!
It's been a bit of a day, I hope this info helps someone.