Verify that the vSphere Update Manager Download Service cron job runs and checks for updates to download.

Validating that you can run the cron job ensures that the configuration is correct and that the vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) virtual machine has network connectivity to the VMware Internet service.

Expected Outcome

The vSphere Update Manager Download Service connects to the VMware Internet service and checks for new updates to download.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Update Manager Download Service using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.
    1. Open an SSH connection to sfo01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User Name

      svc-umds

      Password

      svc-umds_password

  2. Verify the cron job checks for updates.
    1. Run the following command.
      sudo /etc/cron.daily/umds-download

      When prompted for the password of the svc-umds user, enter svc-umds_password.

    2. Verify that vSphere Update Manager Download Service connects to the VMware Internet service and checks for updates. Details for the new updates are displayed in the console.
  3. Repeat the procedure and validate for the lax01umds01.lax01.rainpole.local vSphere Update Manager Download Service instance.

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that there is network connectivity from vSphere Update Manager Download Service virtual machine to the Internet.