When a major hardware failure occurs, restore the vSphere Update Manager Download Service node by using the backups that are created as a result from the scheduled backup job for the node.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. Shut down the vSphere Update Manager Download Service virtual appliance.
    1. Select Home > Hosts and Clusters.
    2. In the Navigator pane expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01-mgmt01 > sfo01umds01 tree.
    3. Right-click the vSphere Update Manager Download Service appliance object, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS, and click Yes in the Confirm Guest Shut Down dialog box.
  3. Restore the latest vSphere Update Manager Download Service VM backup from the vSphere Data Protection server.
    1. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click the the VDP icon.
    2. On the Welcome to vSphere Data Protection page, select sfo01m01vdp01 from the VDP Appliance drop-down menu and click Connect.
    3. Click the Restore tab.
    4. Select the node appliance of vSphere Update Manager Download Service.

      You see the list of backups of the appliance.

    5. Select the check box for the latest appliance backup and click the back arrow to return to the list of backups.
    6. Click Restore on the toolbar.

      The Restore backup wizard opens showing the selected backups.

    7. On the Select Backup page, click Next.
    8. On the Set Restore Options page, select Restore to original location for each appliance and click Next.
    9. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.
    10. Click OK to close the Info dialog.
  4. Verify that the restore is successful.
    1. On the vSphere Data Protection page, click the Configuration tab and click Log.
    2. Locate the following logs:

      Restore of client named sfo01umds01 completed.

  5. Power on the vSphere Update Manager Download Service node by navigating to the appliance sfo01umds01, right-click the appliance object, and select Power > Power On.