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://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. From the Home menu, select Update Manager.
  3. In the Navigator pane, click the nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local vCenter Server .
  4. Click the Manage tab, and under Settings, click Download Settings.
  5. On the Download sources page, click the Edit button.

    An Edit Download Sources dialog box opens.

  6. On the Edit Download Sources dialog box, enter the following settings, and click OK.

    Setting

    Value

    Use a shared repository

    Selected

    URL

    http://nyc01umds01.rainpole.local

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

    Verify that a new task Download patch definitions appears in the Recent Tasks pane and shows Status as Completed.