The network ports are configured during installation. You can modify the IP address or host name for the patch store in the Update Manager network connectivity settings.


  • If any remediation or scan tasks are running, cancel them or wait until they complete.

  • Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered, and click Update Manager under Solutions and Applications on the Home page.

    If your vCenter Server system is part of a connected group in vCenter Linked Mode, specify the Update Manager instance to configure, by selecting the name of the corresponding vCenter Server system in the navigation bar.

  • To obtain metadata for the patches, Update Manager must be able to connect to and requires outbound ports 80 and 443.


  1. On the Configuration tab, under Settings, click Network Connectivity.

    You can see information about the network connectivity settings.



    SOAP port

    Update Manager Client uses this port to communicate with the Update Manager server.

    Server port (range: 80, 9000–9100)

    Listening port for the Web server that provides access to the plug-in client installer, and provides access to the patch depot for ESX/ESXi hosts.

    IP address or host name for the patch store

    The IP address or name of the host in which patches are downloaded and stored.

  2. Edit the IP address or host name for the patch store.
  3. Click Apply.

What to do next

Restart the Update Manager service for network changes to take effect.