When upgrade bundles are available for your environment, a message is displayed on the SDDC Manager UI. Available install bundles are displayed on the Bundle Management page.

The Bundle Management page displays upgrade bundles that are applicable to your environment. For example, if your environment is at VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1, upgrade bundles for both VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2 are displayed.

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

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


Automatic polling of the manifest for bundles by SDDC Manager must be enabled, which is the default setting. If you have previously edited the application-prod.properties file on 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. Log in to the SDDC Manager appliance by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.

    Use the user name vcf and password you specified in the deployment parameter workbook.

  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 Lifecycle Management with the command below:

    systemctl restart lcm


  1. Configure credentials for SDDC Manager to connect to the VMware depot.
    1. In the navigation pane, click Administration > Repository Settings.
    2. Click Authenticate.

      The My VMware Account Authentication page appears.

    3. Type your VMware Customer Connect user name and password.
    4. Click Authorize.
  2. In the navigation pane, click Lifecycle Management > Bundle Management.
  3. Click the Bundles tab.
    All available bundles are displayed. Install bundles display an Install Only Bundle label. 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.
    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.
  4. For the bundle you want to download, do one of the following:
    • Click Download Now for an immediate download.

      The bundle download begins right away.

    • Click Schedule Download to schedule a download.

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

  5. Navigate to Lifecycle Management > Download History to see the downloaded bundles.