By default Update Manager checks for notifications about patch recalls, patch fixes, and alerts at certain time intervals. You can modify this schedule.

Before you begin

Required privileges: VMware vSphere Update Manager > Configure

To configure notification checks, make sure that the machine on which Update Manager is installed has Internet access.

About this task

By default the task to check for notifications and to send notifications alerts is enabled and is called the VMware vSphere Update Manager Check Notification task. By modifying this task, you can configure the time and frequency at which Update Manager checks for patch recalls or for the release of patch fixes, and sends notifications to the email addresses you specify. You can modify the VMware vSphere Update Manager Check Notification task from either the Scheduled Tasks view of the vSphere Client or the Configuration tab of the Update Manager Client Administration view.

Procedure

  1. Use the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client to connect to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered.
  2. Depending on the client you use to connect to vCenter Server perform the following steps.

    Client

    Steps

    vSphere Web Client

    1. On the Manage tab, under Settings, click Notification Check Schedule .

    2. Click Edit.

    3. Make sure that the Enable scheduled task check box is selected.

    4. Click Next.

      If you deselect the check box, the scheduled task that checks for notifications is disabled. However, you can still force a check and download notifications by clicking the Download Now button in Download Settings on the Settings tab.

    vSphere Client

    1. On the Configuration tab, under Settings, click Download Schedule.

    2. Make sure that the Enable scheduled task check box is selected.

      If you deselect the check box, the scheduled task that checks for notifications is disabled. However, you can still force a check and download notifications by clicking the Check Notifications link on the Notifications tab or the Download Now button in Download Settings on the Configuration tab.

    3. Click Edit Notifications on the upper right.

  3. Specify a task name and, optionally, a description, or keep the defaults.
  4. Specify the Frequency, Start Time, and Interval of the task, and click Next.
  5. (Optional) : Specify one or more email addresses where notifications about patch recalls or email alerts are sent, and click Next.

    You must configure mail settings for the vCenter Server system to enable this option.

  6. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.

Results

The task runs according to the time you specified.