When you are checking for updates to your VMware Cloud Director appliance, running the vamicli update --check command might fail.


During the procedure of applying a patch to the VMware Cloud Director appliance, you run the vamicli update --check command to check for available updates. The vamicli update --check command might fail with Failure: Error downloading manifest. Please contact your vendor.


The path to the update repository directory is incorrect.


  1. Run the vamicli command with the correct path.
    vamicli update --repo file:/root/local-update-repo
  2. Run again the command to check for updates.
    vamicli update --check