Configure Update Manager to use the vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) shared repository as a centralized source for downloading ESXi patches, extensions, and notifications.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. From the Menu, select Update Manager.
  3. Select sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Settings and select Administration Settings > Patch Setup.
  5. Click Change Download Source and select Download patches from a UMDS shared repository.
  6. In the Url text box, enter https://sfo01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local and click Save.
  7. Click the Updates tab and click Download Now.

    A new task Download patch definitions with a Completed status appears in the Recent Tasks pane.