My domain is: bobstaco.com (real domain name but used for training purposes only)
My web server is (include version): VMware ESXi v6.7
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): ESXi 6.7
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: self-hosted
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): Yes, ESXi 6.7
Question: (Thanks for your help)
I teach IT at a community college and currently working with students to generate SSL certificates that they can assign to their Internet accessible VMware ESXi servers, for web based administration. We’ve come to the conclusion that ESXi servers are unable to easily request their own certificates from LE. “Plan-B” is to generate a wildcard cert for the domain *.bobstaco.com from another platform and export/import the certificates to each ESXi server (I.e. esxi01.bobstaco.com to esxi19.bobstaco.com)
What is the best platform (Linux, Windows, etc) to use to generate a wildcard cert that I can easily export? And, are there any tutorials that I can reference or follow that would guide me?
I’ve researched this and done some testing using Win-Acme with IIS. Not sure this is the best way to go. Did not see the option for generating a wildcard cert. Is there a preferred or better platform?
Thank You for Your Help, I appreciate your time!
North Idaho College