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