Update Manager displays events that help you monitor the processes that the system is completing.

Table 1. Update Manager Events

Type

Message Text

Action

Info

Successfully downloaded host patch definitions. New patches: number_of_patches.

 

Error

Could not download host patch definitions.

Check your network connection to make sure that your metadata source is reachable.

Info

Successfully downloaded host patch packages. New packages: number_of_packages.

 

Error

Could not download host patch packages.

Check your network connection to make sure that your patch source is reachable.

Info

Successfully downloaded notifications. New notifications: number_of_notifications.

Error

Could not download notifications.

Check your network connection.

Info

Successfully scanned vSphere_object_name.

 

Info

Scanning object vSphere_object_name.

Error

Scanning of vSphere_object_name is canceled by user.

 

Error

Could not scan vSphere_object_name.

Check the Update Manager log (vmware-vum-server-log4cpp.log) for scan errors.

Warning

Found a missing patch: patch_name when scanning vSphere_object_name. Re-downloading patch definitions might resolve this problem.

 

Info

Successfully scanned virtual_appliance_name for VA upgrades.

Error

Could not scan virtual_appliance_name for VA upgrades.

Info

Successfully scanned vSphere_object_name for VMware Tools upgrades.

Error

Could not scan vSphere_object_name for VMware Tools upgrades.

Warning

VMware Tools is not installed on vSphere_object_name. VMware vSphere Update Manager supports upgrading only an existing VMware Tools installation.

Warning

VMware Tools upgrade scan was not performed on virtual_machine_name. VMware Tools upgrade scan is supported only for VMs that run on ESX/ESXi 4.0 and higher. VMware Tools upgrade scan is not supported for virtual appliances.

Warning

VMware Tools upgrade was not performed on virtual_machine_name. VMware Tools upgrade is supported only for VMs that run on ESX/ESXi 4.0 and higher. VMware Tools upgrade is not supported for virtual appliances.

Error

Could not scan virtual_machine_name because the virtual machine has an invalid connection state: virtual_machine_connection_state.

Check the state of the virtual machine. Reboot the virtual machine to facilitate scanning.

Error

Could not scan host_name because the host has an invalid connection state: host_connection_state.

Check the state of the host. Reboot the host to facilitate scanning.

Info

Remediation succeeded for vSphere_object_name.

 

Info

Remediating object vSphere_object_name.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for vSphere_object_name.

Check the Update Manager log (vmware-vum-server-log4cpp.log) for remediation errors.

Info

VMware Tools upgrade succeeded for vSphere_object_name.

Error

VMware Tools upgrade did not succeed for vSphere_object_name.

Info

Successfully enabled the option for VMware Tools upgrade on VM power cycle for virtual_machine_name.

Error

Could not enable the option for VMware Tools upgrade on VM power cycle for virtual_machine_name.

Info

Successfully disabled the option for VMware Tools upgrade on VM power cycle for virtual_machine_name.

Error

Could not disable the option for VMware Tools upgrade on VM power cycle for virtual_machine_name.

Error

Could not remediate virtual_machine_name because the virtual machine has an invalid connection state: virtual_machine_connection_state.

Check the virtual machine’s state. Restart the virtual machine to facilitate remediation.

Error

Could not remediate host_name because the host has an invalid connection state: host_connection_state.

Check the state of the host. Restart the host to facilitate remediation.

Info

Staging succeeded for vSphere_object_name.

Error

Staging did not succeed for vSphere_object_name, error_message.

Info

Staging patches to host host_name.

Error

Could not stage patches to host_name because the host has an invalid connection state: host_connection_state.

Error

Scan or remediation is not supported on vSphere_object_name because of unsupported or unknown OS: operating_system_name.

 

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager download alert (critical/total): ESX data.esxCritical/data.esxTotal.

Provides information about the number of patches downloaded.

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager notification download alert

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager recall alert

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager recall fix alert

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager informative notification (moderate) alert

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager informative notification (important) alert

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager informative notification (critical) alert

Error

Could not scan virtual_machine_name because host host_name is of unsupported version host_version.

For the latest information on which virtual machines can be scanned, see the release notes.

Error

Could not remediate virtual_machine_name because host host_name is of unsupported version host_version.

For the latest information on which hosts can be scanned, see the release notes.

Error

Could not scan host_name for patches because it is of unsupported version host_version.

For the latest information on which ESX/ESXi hosts can be scanned, see the release notes.

Error

Could not stage patches to host_name because it is of unsupported version host_version.

You can stage patches to hosts that are running ESX/ESXi 4.0 or later.

Error

Could not remediate host_name because it is of unsupported version host_version.

Hosts of versions later than ESX 3.0.3 and ESX 3i can be remediated. For the latest information on which ESX/ESXi hosts can be remediated, see the release notes.

Error

There is no VMware vSphere Update Manager license for vSphere_object_name for the required operation.

Obtain the required licenses to complete the desired task.

Warning

VMware vSphere Update Manager is running out of storage space. Location: path_location. Available space: free_space.

Add more storage.

Warning

VMware vSphere Update Manager is critically low on storage space! Location: path_location. Available space: free_space.

Add more storage.

Error

An unknown internal error occurred during the required operation on virtual_machine_name. Check the logs for more details and retry the operation.

 

Error

Could not install patches on vSphere_object_name.

 

Info

Installation of patches patch_ID started on host host_name.

 

Info

Installation of patches patch_ID succeeded on host_name.

Info

The following additional patches are included to resolve a conflict for installation on vSphere_object_name: message.

Info

To resolve a conflict for installation on vSphere_object_name, the following additional patches might need to be included in the baseline: message.

Info

VMware vSphere Update Manager could not find patches to resolve the conflict for installation on vSphere_object_name.

Info

Installation of patches succeeded on vSphere_object_name.

Info

Start rebooting host host_name.

Info

Waiting for host host_name to reboot.

Info

Host host_name is successfully rebooted.

Error

Cannot reboot host host_name.

Error

Cannot stage patch patch_name to host_name.

Info

Staging of patch to host_name succeeded.

Info

Started staging of patches patch_IDs on host_name.

Info

Sysprep settings are restored.

 

Info

Sysprep is disabled during the remediation.

 

Info

Could not scan orphaned VM virtual_machine_name.

 

Info

Could not remediate orphaned VM virtual_machine_name.

 

Error

Could not download patch packages for following patches: message.

Check your network connections to make sure that your patch source is reachable.

Warning

virtual_machine_name contains an unsupported volume volume_label. Scan results for this VM might be incomplete.

 

Info

Canceling task on vSphere_object_name.

 

Warning

There are running tasks for the entity vSphere_object_name that cannot finish within a specific time. The operation will stop.

 

Warning

Action is not supported for Linux VM/VA virtual_machine_or_virtual_appliance_name. VMware Tools is not installed or the machine cannot start.

Warning

Action is not supported for offline or suspended virtual appliance virtual_appliance_name.

A scan or remediation process is not supported for offline or suspended virtual appliance. Power on the virtual appliance to scan or remediate it.

Info

Successfully discovered virtual appliance virtual_appliance_name.

 

Info

Could not discover virtual appliance virtual_appliance_name.

An error occurred during the discovery of the virtual appliance.

Error

Auto update is set to ON for virtual appliance virtual_appliance_name.

If auto-update is set to ON in the virtual appliance, Update Manager cannot perform remediation.

Error

No repository address is set for virtual appliance virtual_appliance_name. The appliance does not support updates by vCenter Server.

 

Info

Open vSphere_object_name firewall ports.

 

Info

Close vSphere_object_name firewall ports.

 

Info

Patch definitions for vSphere_object_name are missing. Download patch definitions first.

 

Info

Patch definition for vSphere_object_name is corrupt. Check the logs for more details. Re-downloading patch definitions might resolve this problem.

 

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Clearing partitions.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Partitioning physical hard drives.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Partitioning virtual hard drives.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Mounting file systems.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Installing packages.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Migrating ESX v3 configuration to ESX v4.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Installing network configuration.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Setting timezone.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Setting keyboard.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Setting language.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Configuring authentication.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Setting root password.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Boot setup.

Info

Host upgrade in progress: Running postinstallation script.

Info

Host upgrade installer completed.

Error

Host upgrade installer stopped.

Info

Host upgrade in progress.

Error

Host version host_version is not supported for upgrade.

Error

The host cannot be upgraded due to incompatible partition layout.

Error

Upgrade requires at least disk_sizeMB free space on root partition, only disk_sizeMB found.

Error

Upgrade requires at least disk_sizeMB free space on bootbank, only disk_sizeMB found.

Error

Upgrade requires at least disk_sizeMB free space on VMFS datastore, only disk_sizeMB found.

Warning

Insufficient memory found on the host: memory_sizeMB required, memory_sizeMB found.

Error

Error in ESX configuration file configuration_file.

Error

The passwords cannot be migrated because the password encryption scheme is incompatible.

Warning

Unsupported devices found on the host.

Warning

The software modules modules found on the host are not part of the upgrade image. These modules will be removed during upgrade.

Warning

Cisco Nexus 1000v vNetwork Distributed Switch feature installed on the host will be removed during upgrade.

Warning

Cisco Nexus 1000v vNetwork Distributed Switch software package package_name in the upgrade image is incompatible with the Cisco Nexus 1000v software package package_name installed on the host. Upgrading the host will remove the feature from the host.

Warning

There is no Cisco Nexus 1000v vNetwork Distributed Switch software package in the upgrade image. Upgrading the host will remove the feature from the host.

Warning

Cisco Nexus 1000v vNetwork Distributed Switch software package package_name in the upgrade image is incompatible with the Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM managing the vDS. Upgrading the host will remove the feature from the host.

Warning

There is no Cisco Nexus 1000v vNetwork Distributed Switch software package in the upgrade image that is compatible with the Cisco Nexus 1000v VSM managing the vDS. Upgrading the host will remove the feature from the host.

Warning

EMC PowerPath module module installed on the host will be removed during upgrade.

Error

Upgrade precheck script error.

Info

Successfully scanned vSphere_object_name for Virtual Hardware upgrades.

Error

Could not scan vSphere_object_name for Virtual Hardware upgrades.

Error

Virtual Hardware upgrade did not succeed for virtual_machine_name, because VMware Tools is not the latest version. To upgrade virtual hardware, VMware Tools must be the latest version.

Error

Virtual Hardware upgrade did not succeed for virtual_machine_name, because VMware Tools state is unknown. To upgrade virtual hardware, VMware Tools must be the latest version.

Error

Virtual Hardware upgrade did not succeed for virtual_machine_name, because VMware Tools is not installed. To upgrade virtual hardware, VMware Tools must be the latest version.

Error

Virtual Hardware upgrade did not succeed for virtual_machine_name, because VMware Tools state is not managed by VMware vSphere. To upgrade virtual hardware, VMware Tools must be the latest version.

Warning

Virtual Hardware upgrade scan was not performed for virtual_machine_name. Virtual Hardware upgrade scan is supported only for VMs that run on ESX 4.0 hosts and higher. Virtual Hardware upgrade scan is not supported for virtual appliances.

Warning

Virtual Hardware upgrade was not performed for virtual_machine_name. Virtual Hardware upgrade is supported only for VMs that run on ESX/ESXi 4.0 and higher. Virtual Hardware upgrade is not supported for virtual appliances.

Info

Virtual Hardware upgrade succeeded for vSphere_object_name.

Error

Could not perform Virtual Hardware upgrade on vSphere_object_name.

Error

VM virtual_machine_name has either VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed. This VM will be ignored for scan and remediation.

Virtual machines on which Update Manager or vCenter Server is installed are not scanned or remediated.

Error

The host host_name has a VM virtual_machine_name with VMware vSphere Update Manager or VMware vCenter Server installed. The VM must be moved to another host for the remediation to proceed.

If a virtual machine on which Update Manager or vCenter Server is installed is on a host that is going to be remediated, the virtual machine is migrated to another host.

Error

Error while waiting for VMware Tools to respond. Verify that VMware Tools is running in VM virtual_machine_name.

Error

The version of VMware Tools installed in virtual_machine_name does not support automatic upgrade. Upgrade VMware Tools manually.

Info

Suspended VM virtual_machine_name has been skipped.

Warning

Cannot remediate host host_name because it is a part of a VMware DPM enabled cluster.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters with enabled VMware DPM. Disable VMware DPM.

Warning

Cannot scan host host_name because it is a part of a VMware DPM enabled cluster.

Update Manager does not scan hosts in clusters with enabled VMware DPM. Disable VMware DPM.

Warning

Cannot stage host host_name because it is a part of a VMware DPM enabled cluster.

Update Manager does not stage patches to hosts in clusters with enabled VMware DPM. Disable VMware DPM.

Warning

Cannot remediate host host_name because it is a part of a HA admission control enabled cluster.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters with enabled HA admission control. Disable HA admission control.

Warning

Cannot remediate host host_name because it contains one or more Primary or Secondary VMs on which FT is enabled.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters on which virtual machines are with enabled FT. Disable FT.

Warning

Cannot remediate host host_name because it is a part of a VMware DPM enabled cluster and contains one or more Primary or Secondary VMs on which FT is enabled.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters with enabled VMware DPM and hosts on which virtual machines are with enabled FT. Disable VMware DPM and FT.

Warning

Host host_name has FT enabled VMs. If you apply different patches to hosts in a cluster, FT cannot be re-enabled.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters on which virtual machines are with enabled FT. Disable FT.

Warning

Host host_name has FT enabled VMs. The host on which the Secondary VMs reside is not selected for remediation. As a result FT cannot be re-enabled.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters on which virtual machines are with enabled FT. Disable FT.

Warning

Host host_name is a PXE booted ESXi host. Scanning, staging, and remediation are not supported on PXE booted ESXi hosts of version 4.x.

Warning

Host host_name is a PXE booted ESXi 5.0 host. You did not enable remediation of this host.

You can enable remediation for PXE booted ESXi hosts of version 5.0.

Warning

Cannot remediate host host_name because it has VMs with a connected removable device. Disconnect all removable devices before remediation.

Update Manager does not remediate hosts in clusters on which the virtual machines are with connected removable devices such as CD/DVD or floppy drives. Disconnect any removable devices from the virtual machines on a host.

Error

Cannot remediate host host_name because it cannot enter maintenance mode.

Error

Cannot remediate host host_name because it cannot enter maintenance mode reason.

Error

Cannot migrate VM virtual_machine_name from source_host_name to destination_host_name.

If virtual machines cannot be migrated with vMotion, and the host cannot enter maintenance mode, Update Manager does not remediate the host.

Error

Cannot enable FT for VM virtual_machine_name on host host_name.

Error

Cannot disable FT for VM virtual_machine_name on host host_name.

Update Manager does not scan, stage, or remediate hosts on which virtual machines are with enabled FT.

Error

Cannot check compatibility of the VM virtual_machine_name for migration with vMotion to host host_name.

Error

VMware vSphere Update Manager could not restore HA admission control/DPM settings for cluster cluster_name to their original values. These settings have been changed for patch installation. Check the cluster settings and restore them manually.

Error

VMware vSphere Update Manager could not restore initial Fault Tolerance state of one or more virtual machines. Check the Fault Tolerance settings and restore them manually.

Error

VMware vSphere Update Manager could not restore the original power state for all VMs in cluster cluster_name. These settings have been changed for patch installation. You can manually restore the original power state of the VMs.

Error

VMware vSphere Update Manager could not restore the original removable device connection settings for all VMs in cluster cluster_name. These settings have been changed for patch installation. You can manually restore the settings for the VMs.

Error

Cannot deploy upgrade agent on host.

Error

Unable to verify host reboot. To complete the upgrade reboot the host host_name manually.

Reboot the host.

Error

Cannot run upgrade script on host.

Error

Host patch patch_name conflicts with patch patch_name included in the baseline and cannot be staged. Remove either of the patch from the baseline and retry the stage operation.

Remove one of the conflicting patches and retry the stage operation.

Error

Host patch patch_name conflicts with the package package_name installed on the host and cannot be staged. Remove the patch from the baseline or include any suggested additional patches in the baseline and retry stage operation.

Remove the conflicting patch from the baseline and retry the stage

Error

Host patch patch_name conflicts with patch patch_name included in the baseline and cannot be remediated. Remove either of the patch from the baseline and retry the remediation.

Remove one of the conflicting patches from the baseline and retry the remediation.

Error

Host patch patch_name conflicts with the package package_name installed on the host and cannot be remediated. Remove the patch from the baseline or include any suggested additional patches in the baseline and retry remediation operation.

Remove the conflicting patch from the baseline and retry the remediation.

Info

Package package_name is successfully imported.

Error

Import of package: package_name did not succeed.

Info

number_bulletins new bulletins uploaded successfully through offline bundle.

Error

Host patch offline bundle upload did not succeed.

Info

Host patch offline bundle upload is canceled by user.

Info

Scanning, remediation, and staging are not supported on PXE booted ESXi hosts.

Error

Cannot remediate the host because the removable devices cannot be disconnected from the VMs that are running on the host.

Error

PXE booted ESXi host host_name is supported for staging and remediation.

Warning

Patch patch_name was excluded from the stage operation because its prerequisite prerequisite_name is neither installed on the host nor included in the baseline. Include the prerequisites in a Patch or Extension baseline and retry the stage operation. You can also add the baselines to a baseline group for convenience and perform the stage operation.

Include the prerequisites in a Patch or Extension baseline and retry the stage operation.

Warning

Patch patch_name was excluded from the remediation because its prerequisite prerequisite_name is neither installed on the host nor included in the baseline. Include the prerequisites in a Patch or Extension baseline and retry the remediation. You can also add the baselines to a baseline group for convenience and perform the remediation.

Include the prerequisites in a Patch or Extension baseline and retry the stage operation.

Error

Cannot scan the host host_name because its power state is state.

Error

Cannot stage patches to the host host_name because its power state is state.

Error

Cannot remediate the host host_name because its power state is state.

Error

Could not scan host host_name because its power state is invalid. The host is in standby mode and the individual VMware DPM settings of the host are set to Disabled or Manual.

Power on the host manually.

Error

Could not stage patches to host host_name because its power state is invalid. The host is in standby mode and the individual VMware DPM settings of the host are set to Disabled or Manual.

Power on the host manually.

Error

Could not remediate host host_name because its power state is invalid. The host is in standby mode and the individual VMware DPM settings of the host are set to Disabled or Manual.

Power on the host manually.

Info

Scanning PXE booted ESXi host host_name.

Warning

Staging patches to PXE booted ESXi host host_name. If the host is rebooted prior to remediation of the staged patches, these patches will no longer remain staged and will be lost.

Warning

Remediating PXE booted ESXi host host_name. If the host is rebooted prior to updating the image profile associated with the host, the applied patches will longer remain installed and will be lost.

Error

Could not download virtual appliance upgrade metadata.

Error

Could not download virtual appliance upgrade metadata for virtual_appliance_name.

Error

download_URL is not a valid virtual appliance download URL.

Warning

Staging patches whose installation requires a host reboot is not supported on PXE booted ESXi host host_name. Update your image profile.

Warning

Remediation of PXE booted ESXi host host_name against patches that require a host reboot is not supported. Remove these patches from the baseline to install the patches that do not require a reboot. To install patches requiring a reboot, update your image profile.

Info

Successfully downloaded virtual appliance upgrade metadata.

Error

Host host_name cannot download files from the VMware vSphere Update Manager patch store. Check the network connectivity and firewall setup, and verify that the host can access the configured patch store.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. The host could not enter maintenance mode.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. The host could not exit maintenance mode.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. The host did not reboot after remediation.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. VMware vSphere Update Manager timed out waiting for the host to reconnect.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. VMware vSphere Update Manager timed out waiting for the host to reconnect after a reboot.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. Restoring the power state or device connection state for one or more virtual machines on the host did not succeed.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. The patch metadata is corrupted. This might be caused by an invalid format of metadata content. You can try to re-download the patches.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. There were errors while downloading one or more software packages. Check the VMware vSphere Update Manager network connectivity settings.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name. The host has virtual machines machine with connected removable media devices. This prevents the host from entering maintenance mode. Disconnect the removable devices and try again.

Error

The patches selected for remediation on the host host_name depend on other patches that have conflicts.

Error

Remediation did not succeed for host_name.