You can configure Update Manager to download updates from the Internet using a proxy server.


Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered, and on the Home page, click Update Manager under Solutions and Applications. If your vCenter Server system is part of a connected group in vCenter Linked Mode, you must specify the Update Manager instance to use, by selecting the name of the corresponding vCenter Server system in the navigation bar.


  1. On the Configuration tab, under Settings, click Download Settings.
  2. In the Proxy Settings pane, select Use proxy and change the proxy information.
  3. (Optional) If the proxy requires authentication, select Proxy requires authentication and provide a user name and password.
  4. (Optional) Click Test Connection at any time to test that you can connect to the Internet through the proxy.
  5. Click Apply.


You configured Update Manager to use an Internet proxy to download upgrades, patches, extensions, and related metadata.