There is a requirement to move the RSA Authentication Manager 8.x virtual appliance from one ESX host to another, perhaps because the VMware environment is being upgraded.
The RSA Authentication Manager 8.x software knows the hardware (or virtual hardware) on which it is installed, so moving the virtual appliance from one ESX host to another (with regards to a VMware environment) will cause a problem with the Authentication Manager system fingerprint. The most common change is the MAC address of the virtual network card.
After moving the virtual appliance, an administrator is required to use the command rsautil manage-secrets –a recover to reset the system fingerprint.
NOTE: The Operations Console administrative username and password are required to use this command.