If your Internet access is restricted, you can set up your own internal repository for updates, instead of getting updates from a VMware public repository. You can download updates as a zipped update bundle.

Before you begin

About this task

To update the vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware public repository, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware.com Repository. To update the vCenter Server Appliance from the virtual CD-ROM drive of the appliance, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from the CD-ROM Drive. For major upgrades to the vCenter Server Appliance, see Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

Procedure

  1. From the VMware Web site at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads, download the vCenter Server Update Appliance ZIP file.

    VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-version_number-build_number-updaterepo.zip

  2. On your chosen Web server, create a repository directory under the root: for example, vc_update_repo.
  3. Extract the zipped bundle into the repository directory.

    The extracted files are in two subdirectories: manifest and package-pool.

  4. Open the management vCenter Virtual Appliance Web interface on port 5480.
  5. In the Update tab, click Settings.
  6. Select Use Specified Repository.
  7. For the Repository URL, enter the URL of the repository you created.

    For example, if the repository directory is vc_update_repo, the URL should be similar to the following URL: http://web_server_name.your_company.com/vc_update_repo

  8. Click Save Settings.
  9. Click Status.
  10. Under Actions, click Install Updates.

Results

The update is installed.