You install the Update Manager components from the vCenter Server installer for Windows.

About this task

Update Manager can only run on a 64-bit Windows operating system. If you want to use a vCenter Server Appliance to manage your virtual environment, you still need to obtain the vCenter Server installer for Windows to install the Update Manager server or the UMDS on a Windows host machine of a supported version.


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  1. Download the vCenter Server installer from the VMware Web site at

    vCenter Server is part of VMware vCloud Suite and of VMware vSphere, listed under Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure.

    1. Under Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure, select VMware vCloud Suite or VMware vSphere, and click Download Product.
    2. Select a version from the Select Version drop-down menu to switch to the product version you need.
    3. Find VMware vCenter Server on that page, and select Go to Downloads.
    4. Download the .iso file of the VMware vCenter Server <product version> and Modules for Windows.
  2. Confirm that the md5sum is correct.

    See the VMware Web site topic Using MD5 Checksums at

  3. Mount the ISO image to the Windows virtual machine or physical server on which you want to install the Update Manager server or the UMDS.