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. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. From the Menu, select Update Manager.
  3. From the Update manager drop-down menu, select sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
  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.