When you are using the vCenter Pure plug-in you are able to view and manage the GUI within the vSphere Web Client. Each browser has a different way to handle the SSL Certificate authentication. We have a known issue with mismatched addresses that we plan to fix in the long term, in the meantime you can find the workarounds below.
Note: Certificates used with a FlashArray must be PEM formatted (Base64 encoded).
When logging into the vCenter Web GUI on IE you may see the following:
In order to use the vSphere Plug-In you will need to perform the following:
Step 1: Disable the Option for "Warn about certificate address mismatch*" (IE11+ Only)
Step 2: Add the array's URL to the trusted sites
Step 3: Navigate to the PureStorage FlashArray's GUI URL
Do not log in, click on "Certificate Error > View Certificates"
Step 4: Install the Certificate
Once the certificate is installed, you should be able to see the Pure GUI in the vCenter Plug-in.
When you log into the vSphere GUI you will see the following:
To fix this you will need to log into the array directly first & by pass the certificate warning:
Once you do this, you will be able to reload the vSphere GUI and see the Pure GUI in the plug-in.
When logging into the vCenter Web GUI you will get the following error:
To fix this, log directly into the Pure GUI and add it as an exception:
Once you've done this you're all set as this will add it as a permanent exception.