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

Before you begin

Required privileges: VMware vSphere Update Manager > Configure

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 Download Settings.

    2. In the Proxy Settings pane, click Edit.

    3. Select Use proxy and change the proxy information.

    vSphere Client

    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.

Results

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