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For those of you that have installed vSphere 5.1 and tried to use your own trusted SSL certificates, you will probably find the experience extremely tedious, cumbersome, error prone, and vastly harder than any product you’ve used before. Now out is the VMware vCenter Certificate Automation tool v1.0, to make the process somewhat easier. My 15-part vSphere 5.1 series goes into all of the gory details of the manual replacement process, and closely follows the associated VMware KB articles but in a more understandable format that people seem to appreciate. But, now the process can be made easier and less painful. So what’s new on the vSphere 5.1 SSL front? Late last week VMware released their first stab at easing the SSL certificate replacement torture in vSphere 5.1 with a basic command line tool which helps automate the process. I covered the announcement here. Since I’m pretty familiar with the pain and suffering vSphere 5.1 certificates has caused me, I wanted to see if this tool would make life easier.