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NetApp HCI - Unable to push CA certificates and CRLs to host when adding a host

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Applies to

  • NetApp HCI
  • vSphere running VVOLs
  • SolidFire VASA


  • When adding a ESXi host to an existing vSphere cluster using vCenter you get the following error:
         A general system error occurred: Unable to push CA certificates and CRLs to host <hostName>
  • This issue seems to occur if the vSphere cluster has a configured SolidFire VASA provider
  • Error logs from /var/log/vvold.log shows
    self signed certificate, using default
    2023-04-02T10:08:11.480Z info vvold[2100120] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] VasaSession::Initialize url is empty
    2023-04-02T10:08:11.480Z warning vvold[2100120] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] VasaSession::DoSetContext: Empty VP URL for VP
    (NetApp HCI NE)!
    2023-04-02T10:08:11.480Z info vvold[2100120] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Initialize: Failed to establish
    2023-04-02T10:08:11.480Z error vvold[2100120] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Initialize: Unable to init session to VP NetApp HCI NE state: 0
    2023-04-02T10:08:11.480Z error vvold[2099616] [Originator@6876 sub=IO.Http] User agent failed to send request; (null), N7Vmacore3Ssl18SSLVerifyExceptionE(SSL
    Exception: Verification parameters:
    --> PeerThumbprint: 13:09:10:A3:2C:BD:E4:E7:55:CB:D4:5E:34:5D:22:21:9B:6E:7A:0B
    --> ExpectedPeerName:
    --> The remote host certificate has these problems:
    --> * unable to get local issuer certificate, using default

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