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.
- On the Configuration tab, under Settings, click Download Settings.
- In the Proxy Settings pane, select Use proxy and change the proxy information.
- (Optional) If the proxy requires authentication, select Proxy requires authentication and provide a user name and password.
- (Optional) Click Test Connection at any time to test that you can connect to the Internet through the proxy.
- Click Apply.
You configured Update Manager to use an Internet proxy to download upgrades, patches, extensions, and related metadata.