Before you deploy vSphere Update Manager Download Service with Cloud Builder, you deploy and configure a virtual machine with an Ubuntu Server operating system.

You create a virtual machine on the sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host for vSphere Update Manager Download Service with the following virtual machine and network configuration requirements. Ensure that the virtual machine has access to the Internet.

Table 1. Virtual Machine Requirements for the vSphere Update Manager Download Service Linux VM

Setting

Value

ESXi Host

sfo01m01esx01

VM Name

sfo01umds01

Guest OS

Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS

CPU

2

Memory

2 GB

Hard Disk

120 GB

SCSI Controller

LSI Logic SAS

Network Interface

VM Network

Network Adapter Type

VMXNET3

Datastore

sfo01-m01-bkp01

Table 2. Network Requirements for the vSphere Update Manager Download Service Linux VM

Setting

Value

Host Name

sfo01umds01

Static IPv4 Address

172.16.11.67

Default Gateway

172.16.11.253

Subnet Mask

255.255.255.0

DNS Server

172.16.11.5, 172.16.11.4

DNS Domain

sfo01.rainpole.local

DNS Search

sfo01.rainpole.local

Procedure

  1. Deploy the vSphere Update Manager Download Service Linux VM with the specified configuration.
  2. Log in to the vSphere host by using the VMware Host Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name root
      Password esxi_root_user_password
  3. In the Navigator, click Virtual Machines.
  4. Select the sfo01umds01 virtual machine, click the Console button, and select Open browser console.
  5. Create the svc-umds service account for vSphere Update Manager Download Service by running the following command.
    adduser svc-umds

    When prompted, enter the password, confirm it, and give the full name of the svc-umds user.

  6. Assign administrative privileges to the svc-umds service account by running the following command.
    usermod -aG sudo svc-umds
  7. Install Secure Shell (SSH) server by running the following command.
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -y install ssh
  8. Verify the status of SSH service by running the following command.
    service ssh status
  9. Install Expect and Nginx packages for Ubuntu by running the following commands.
    sudo apt-get install -y expect
    sudo apt-get install -y nginx