SSL Certificate Install: Proxmox and Dell IDRAC

Installing a wildcard SSL cert on Proxmox and again in Dell IDRAC cards.


On the off chance you have a new shiny wildcard SSL cert and you’re tired of seeing not secure for Proxmox and IDRAC, here’s how to fix it!

You’ll need your base64 encoded (can be read in a standard text editor) certificate and base64 encoded private key.



SSH to the Proxmox node and execute the following commands:

  1. pvecm updatecerts -f

  2. cp certname.pem /etc/pve/nodes/<node>/pveproxy-ssl.pem

  3. cp private-key.key /etc/pve/nodes/<node>/pveproxy-ssl.key

  4. systemctl restart pveproxy

  1. That should restart the admin interface for Proxmox with the new wildcard cert. To check if there were any errors you can execute:
    1. journalctl -b -u pveproxy.service



  1. Download and install Dell DRAC tools (which includes racadm which you’ll need) from hereĀ
  2. Open an administrator level command prompt and execute the following commands to send the cert and private key to the IDRAC controller:
    1. racadm -r <ip of idrac> -u <username> -p <password> sslkeyupload -t 1 -f filename.key
    2. racadm -r <ip of idrac> -u <username> -p <password> sslcertupload -t 1 -f filename.cer
  3. Your IDRAC should restart and load with the new and valid wildcard cert!