You can install Update Manager on the same computer on which vCenter Server is installed or on a different computer.

Update Manager deployment configurations might vary depending on your environment.

Table 1. Update Manager Deployment Configurations
Configuration Virtual Machine 1 Virtual Machine 2 Virtual Machine 3 Virtual Machine 4 Virtual Machine 5
I vCenter Server
vCenter Server database
Update Manager server
Update Manager database
vSphere Client
Update Manager Client plug-in
II vCenter Server Update Manager server
vCenter Server database
Update Manager database
vSphere Client
Update Manager Client plug-in
III vCenter Server vCenter Server database
Update Manager server
vSphere Client
Update Manager Client plug-in Update Manager database
IV vCenter Server Update Manager server vSphere Client
vCenter Server database Update Manager database Update Manager Client plug-in
V vCenter Server vCenter Server database vSphere Client
Update Manager server Update Manager database Update Manager Client plug-in
VI vCenter Server Update Manager server vCenter Server database Update Manager database vSphere Client
Update Manager Client plug-in