When upgrade bundles are available for your environment, a message is displayed on the SDDC Manager Dashboard.

To download an install bundle, navigate to Repository > Bundles on the SDDC Manager Dashboard to view the available bundles. Then follow the instructions in step 4 below.


If you have previously edited the application-prod.properties file on SDDC Manager VM to download upgrade bundles in an offline mode, you must edit it again before downloading bundles from SDDC Manager. Follow the steps below:
  1. Using SSH, log in to the SDDC Manager VM with the following credentials:

    Username: vcf

    Password: use the password specified in the deployment parameter sheet

  2. Enter su to switch to the root user.
  3. Open the /opt/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm-app/conf/application-prod.properties file.
  4. Set lcm.core.enableManifestPolling=true.
  5. Restart LCM service witht the command below:

    systemctl restart lcm


  1. Log in to your My VMware Account.
    1. On the SDDC Manager Dashboard, click Administration > Repository Settings.
    2. Click Authenticate.

      The My VMware Account Authentication page appears.

    3. Type your user name and password.
    4. Click Authorize.
  2. To download a bundle, navigate to Repository > Bundles on the SDDC Manager Dashboard to view the available bundles.
    Bundle available
    The Bundles page displays the bundles available for download. The Bundle Details section displays the bundle version and release date.

    If the bundle can be applied right away, the Bundle Details column displays the workload domains to which the bundle needs to be applied to, and the Availability column says Available. If another bundle needs to be applied before a particular bundle, the Availability field displays Future.

  3. Click View Details for more information about the bundle.
    Bundle details
    The bundle page displays the version, bundle ID, and software components to be updated by this bundle.
  4. Click Exit Details.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click Download Now.
      The bundle download begins right away.
      Note: In VMware Cloud Foundation 3.8.1, if JUMP & SDDC manager are running at the same time and the time zone , then the download starts in the next 2 minutes.
    • Click Schedule Download.

      Select the date and time for the bundle download and click Schedule.


The Download Status section on the Bundles page displays the date and time at which the bundle download has been scheduled. When the download begins, the status bar displays the download progress.