After you install and configure the PostgreSQL database on the UMDS virtual machine, install the UMDS software.


  • Verify that you have administrative privileges on the UMDS Ubuntu virtual machine.
  • Mount the ISO file of the vCenter Server Appliance to the Linux machine.


  1. Log in to the UMDS virtual machine by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to lax01umds01.lax01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name svc-umds
      Password svc-umds_password
  2. Mount the vCenter Server Appliance ISO to the UMDS virtual machine.
    sudo mkdir -p /mnt/cdrom
    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
  3. Extract the VMware-UMDS-6.5.0.-build_number.tar.gz file to the /tmp folder.
    tar -xzvf /mnt/cdrom/umds/VMware-UMDS-6.5.0-build_number.tar.gz -C /tmp
  4. Run the UMDS installation script.
    sudo /tmp/vmware-umds-distrib/
  5. Read and accept the EULA.
  6. Press Enter to install UMDS in the default directory /usr/local/vmware-umds and enter yes to confirm directory creation.
  7. Enter the UMDS proxy settings if needed according to the settings of your environment.
  8. Press Enter to set the default patch location to /var/lib/vmware-umds and enter yes to confirm directory creation.
  9. Provide the database details.
    Option Description
    Database DSN UMDS_DSN
    Database username umds_db_admin
    Database password umds_db_admin_password
  10. Type yes and press Enter to install UMDS.