By default UMDS downloads patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications for hosts. You can specify which patch binaries and patch metadata to download with UMDS.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the machine where UMDS is installed, and open a Command Prompt window.
  2. Navigate to the directory where UMDS is installed.

    The default location in 64-bit Windows is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager.

  3. Specify the updates to download.
    • To set up a download of all ESXi host updates and all virtual appliance upgrades, run the following command:

      vmware-umds -S --enable-host --enable-va
    • To set up a download of all ESXi host updates and disable the download of virtual appliance upgrades, run the following command:

      vmware-umds -S --enable-host --disable-va
    • To set up a download of all virtual appliance upgrades and disable the download of host updates, run the following command:

      vmware-umds -S --disable-host --enable-va

What to do next

Download the selected data.