vCenter Converter Security Warning

  I have a stand-alone Windows 2008 server where I installed VMWare VCenter v5.5. In this vCenter, I manage two existing VMWare hosts with v.5.5 on the network.
  I recently created a new VMWare Host with ESXi v6.0 ( and I wanted to move this Windows 2008 stand-alone box to the new VMware Host/ESXi v6.0.
  So I installed VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone v6.0 on this W2008, selected as destination and entered Username & Password. When I clicked Next, I got this warning.
  What should I do?
vCenter Converter Warning
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This looks like the typical response when you don't go to the effort to install an "official" SSL cert and simply go with the built-in self-signed one. In most cases, it is safe to click on "Ignore" and even to check the box that says "Do not display security warnings...".

By "most cases", I mean that you have a relatively small network whose connection to the internet is protected by a decent firewall and there's not much reason to suspect insiders are doing nefarious things. If you are concerned about these possibilities, you should obtain a suitable certificate and install it on the ESXi host.

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sgleeAuthor Commented:
Like I mentioned, I have maintained two VMWare hosts. I have used vCenter converter to move physical machines to VMWare host before multiple times and never seen this warning.
When I googled the error, they seem to indicate that when the VMWare host name has been changed, this kind of warning pops up.
I will take your advice, ignore the warning and proceed with conversion.
I will report back.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it means that the certificate on the host, does not match the hostname.

if you own and manage the servers, and are sure there has been no tampering or hack, then continue and ignore.

it is good practice, to replace ALL certificates, with your own, rather than using the VMware self-signed certificates!
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