When trying to setup Virtual Standby to a local ESX(i) host get the below error. The ESX(i) server cannot be reached at the specified destination <address>. Please, ensure that the target host is reachable and ESX(i) server is present and running.
Authentication failed because the remote party has closed the transport stream.
ESX(i) address and credentials are correct. There are no networking issues between the Core and ESX(i) host.
To resolve the issue, please download and run IIS Crypto utility (GUI) on the Core server. Utility can be downloaded here: https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto
After running the utility, please click on "Best Practice" button to set recommended ciphers. This change requires Core service restart,