The VMware OpenSSL FIPS Object Module is a software cryptographic module with a multiple-chip standalone embodiment. The overall security level of the module is 1. The software version of the module is 2.0.9, and it is built from the 2.0.9 version of the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module source code. Open a cmd - type openssl.exe. If you get anything other than 'not found' you have a openssl.exe in your path - installed by some other app. You must locate this openssl.exe and rename it temporarily during installation of VMplayer. After installation you can renmae that openssl.exe back to its original name.
Note: This article is specifically for vSphere 5.1 and vSphere 5.5 when using the SSL Certificate Automation Tool.
Vmware Openslp Vulnerability
Open a command prompt and navigate to the OpenSSL directory as previously configured using the Configuring OpenSSL for installation and configuration of CA signed certificates in the vSphere environment article. By default this is C: OpenSSL-Win32 bin. Cd C: OpenSSL-Win64 bin openssl passwd -1 “MyPassword” Now we have the password hash, copy that to the root password configuration section on the kickstart file and we are good to go. Now that we have our kickstart file created, we can test it. The CFG file needs to be accessible to the ESXi host upon install either via FTP, HTTP, or NFS.
Vmware Openssl Client
If you are using vSphere 5.1, see Deploying and using the SSL Certificate Automation Tool 5.1 (2041600).
If you are using vSphere 5.5, see Deploying and using the SSL Certificate Automation Tool 5.5 (2057340).
If you are implementing certificates manually, see Implementing CA signed SSL certificates with vSphere 5.x (2034833).