VMware : Quick Tip – PowerCLI SSL connection could not be established

When trying to connect to a vCenter with PowerShell / Powercli  the following error might occur.

This error happens when your vCenter is using a certificate that’s not trusted by your device.

So you have 2 solutions, the first and the best one change your vCenter certificate to a trusted one.

The second but not the preferable, ignore invalid certificates and you can do this with the command below:

Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore -Confirm:$false

After this command, you will be able to connect to the vCenter without the certificate error:

Hope this was helpful.

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