By default UMDS downloads patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications for hosts. Select which patch binaries and patch metadata to download with UMDS.

Procedure

  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.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      svc-umds

      Password

      svc-umds_password

  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 of the cron job.
    sudo vi umds-download
  6. Add the following lines to the file.
    #!/bin/sh
    /usr/local/vmware-umds/bin/vmware-umds -D
    sudo chmod -R 755 /var/lib/vmware-umds
  7. Test the download cron job.
    sudo ./umds-download

    UMDS downloads required patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications for hosts. Wait until the download completes. This process might take several minutes.