vSphere web client 5.1 U1 - Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate. ?

people,

I'm using the vSphere web client but some of the tab or snapins displaying the below error:

PureStorage

Isthat the fault of the PureStorage vendor add-ons or it is VCenter 5.1 U1 bug / issue ?

I've already clicked on the browser [Certificate Error] button and then install the self signed SSL certificate in the PC I'm opening vSphere Web client, but still the address bar is highlighted in red and the PureStorage snapins cannot be opened in my IE v11.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's the browser that is protecting you from un-signed content, and a man in the middle attack.

The vendor does not know in advance what you are likely to name your PureStorage unit, so will be unable to provide the SSL certificate for you.

So you need to obtain a validated SSL certificate wit known CA, or you could create your own, with a validated certificate of authority.

You could try Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and see if the same issue exists with those browsers.

It's not the lastest time we've seen this SSL issue, with vCenter Server components, from Web Client or vSphere Client.

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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
ok, hopefully the problem goes away when I upgrade it to vSPhere 5.5 Update 3.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Make sure you go to 3a, there is a serious snapshot bug in 3!
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
ok, 3A is the latest release right ?

So is there anything that I need to know or any caveats to be aware of ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct at this date in posting (19th Nov 2015).

Backup VMs before any change to production Servers!

Check ALL Hardware is on the HCL, and Update Firmware of servers!

use the OEM version if branded server, e.g. Dell, IBM, HP etc
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Have you encounter any issue before when upgrading / updating HP Blade firmware before the ESXi 5.5 Upgrade ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Oh yes! Many!
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
ThanksAndrew, so what was the biggest challenging one ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
bricked blades! when the firmware process hung!
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Geez, that's scary..

I only hope that when I insert the HP SPP 2015.10 ISO from iLO, I can then just do the Automatic Upgrade for all components.

Is that the right approach for all of the HP Blades in the c7000 chassis ?

I bet that the HP Virtual Connect is the most difficult ones to be updated which can cause downtime and lost of configuration.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, that is the correct approach.

Just make sure you have a plan.
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
many thanks for the sharing Andrew.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems!
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