VMware Data Services Manager uses an S3-compatible object store to maintain local copies of available database templates and software updates. You configure the object storage repository and the bucket in which VMware Data Services Manager stores these objects by setting the Provider Repo Url.

If you configure a Tanzu Net Token, VMware Data Services Manager keeps this repository up to date. If you have deployed VMware Data Services Manager in an air-gapped environment (an environment with no internet connectivity) and this token is not configured, you are responsible for manually populating the database templates and updates in the Provider Repo.

Note: If you update a previously-set Provider Repo Url, VMware Data Services Manager unpublishes any currently-published database template. You must then manually (re)publish any required database template.


Before you configure the Provider storage repository, ensure that you have the object store credentials on hand, and that you can identify and have pre-created the bucket.

The Provider storage repository endpoint must be resolvable by the DNS server specified at the time of Provider VM deployment.


Perform the following procedure to configure the Provider object storage repository:

  1. Select Settings from the left navigation pane.

    This actions displays the Settings view, Information pane.

  2. Select the Storage Settings tab to view and configure/update the Provider object storage repository settings.

  3. Navigate to the table row that identifies the Provider Repo Url.

  4. Click on Add configuration in the status column, or click the three vertical dots in the Action column, and select Update from the pop-up menu.

    The Configure Settings or Update Settings form displays.

  5. Set/Update the desired properties:

    Property Name Value
    Setting Type The name of the object store setting - Provider Repo Url. (Read-only)
    Storage Type Select the type of storage from the drop-down list. You can choose S3_COMPATIBLE_STORAGE or AWS.
    Storage URL1 The URL to the object store. If you do not specify the protocol, VMware Data Services Manager assumes it to be https.
    AWS Region If you selected the AWS storage type, specify the AWS region for the object store.
    Access Key The access key for the object store.
    Secret Key The secret key for the object store.
    Bucket Name The name of the bucket.

    1 If you selected the AWS Storage Type, refer to the Amazon Simple Storage Service documentation describing the URL endpoints for specific regions.

  6. Click SAVE or UPDATE to apply the settings.

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