Install the vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) on a Linux virtual machine to download and store binaries and metadata in a shared repository. Connect the UMDS instance to the vSphere Update Manager for each vCenter Server.
Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B Before you deploy vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B, verify that your environment fulfills the requirements for this deployment.
Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS in Region B In Region B, on a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support (LTS) where you plan to install vSphere Update Manager Download Service, install, and configure a PostgreSQL database instance.
Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS in Region B After you install and configure the PostgreSQL database on the UMDS virtual machine, install the UMDS software.
Set Up the Data to Download Using UMDS in Region B By default UMDS downloads patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications for hosts. Disable the download of patches for all ESXi versions but the version that is used in this validated design.
Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server in Region B The UMDS server downloads upgrades, patches binaries, patches metadata, and notifications to a directory that you must share to vSphere Update Manager by using a Web server.
Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager in Region B Configure vSphere Update Manager to use the UMDS shared repository as a source for downloading ESXi patches, extensions, and notifications.