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OLVM: How to renew OLVM Hosts Certificate in OLVM Environment/Infrastructure (Doc ID 2885203.1)

Last updated on JULY 26, 2022

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.9 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [5.4.17] and later
Linux x86-64


To guide the user on how to renew Certificates in OLVM Environment/Infrastructure.

  • For third-party CA Certificate replacement, please follow this KM Document (Doc ID 2885170.1)
  • Do not let Certificates expire. If they expire, the KVM hosts and the OLVM Engine host will stop responding, and recovery is an error-prone and time-consuming process.
  • By default, OLVM Engine host Certificate follow 10 years lifetime, while the KVM hosts follow the 5 years lifetime and must be renewed before it expires. See sample output below:
  • For Best Practices, whenever there is an internal CA Root Certificates Update/Renewal on the OLVM's Apache Component, it is recommended to renew the Certificates of the OLVM Engine host and the KVM hosts even though the defaults last 10 and 5 years. This to avoid 'Out of Sync' issues.

OLVM Engine host:


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