If SDDC Manager has an internet connection, you can download bundles directly from SDDC Manager UI.

When upgrade bundles are available for your environment, a message is displayed in the SDDC Manager UI. Available install bundles are displayed on the Bundle Management page and on the Updates/Patches tab for each workload domain.

When you download bundles, SDDC Manager verifies that the file size and checksum of the downloaded bundles match the expected values.


In order to download bundles from the SDDC Manager UI, you must be connected to the VMware Customer Connect and Dell EMC repositories.
  1. In the navigation pane, click Administration > Repository Settings.
  2. Click Authenticate.
  3. Enter your user names and passwords and click Authorize.
Automatic polling of the manifest for bundles by SDDC Manager is enabled by default. If you have previously edited the application-prod.properties file on the SDDC Manager appliance 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 appliance as the vcf user.
  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. Save and close the file.
  6. Ensure that the ownership of the application-prod.properties file is vcf_lcm:vcf.
  7. Restart the LCM service:
    systemctl restart lcm


  1. In the navigation pane, click Lifecycle Management > Bundle Management.
    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 and the Availability column displays Available. If another bundle needs to be applied before a particular bundle, the Availability column displays Future.

  2. To view more information about the bundle, click View Details.
    The Bundle Details section displays the bundle version, release date, and additional details about the bundle.
  3. Click Exit Details.
  4. Specify when to download the bundle.
    • Click Download Now to start the download immediately.
    • Click Schedule Download to set the date and time for the bundle download.


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