Configure Update Manager to use the UMDS shared repository as a source for downloading ESXi patches, extensions, and notifications.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. On the Home page of the vSphere Web Client, click the Update Manager icon.
  3. On the Objects tab, click the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server.

    The Objects tab also displays all the vCenter Server system to which an Update Manager instance is connected.

  4. On the Manage tab, click Settings and select Download Settings.
  5. On the Download sources page, click Edit.

    The Edit Download Sources dialog box opens.

  6. Enter the following setting and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Use a shared repository

    Selected

    URL

    http://sfo01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    The vSphere Web Client performs validation of the URL.

  7. In the Download sources page, click Download Now to run the download patch definitions.

    Verify that a new task Download Patch Definition appears in the Recent Tasks pane and completes successfully.