By default, UMDS downloads patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications for hosts. Specify which patch binaries and patch metadata to download using UMDS in the ROBO location.


  1. Log in to the UMDS virtual machine by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to nyc01umds01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. Navigate to the directory where UMDS is installed.
    cd /usr/local/vmware-umds/bin
  3. Disable the updates for older hosts and virtual appliances.
    sudo ./vmware-umds -S -n
    sudo ./vmware-umds -S -d embeddedEsx-5.5.0
    sudo ./vmware-umds -S -d embeddedEsx-6.0.0
  4. Configure automatic daily downloads by creating a cron job file.
    cd /etc/cron.daily/
    sudo touch umds-download
    sudo chmod 755 umds-download
  5. Edit the download command to the cron job.
    sudo vi umds-download
  6. Add the following lines to the file.
    /usr/local/vmware-umds/bin/vmware-umds -D
  7. Test the UMDS Download cron job.
    sudo ./umds-download