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.

Before you begin

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

  • To obtain metadata for the patches, Update Manager must be able to connect to https://www.vmware.com and requires outbound ports 80 and 443.

Procedure

  1. 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 Network Connectivity.

    vSphere Client

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

  2. See information about the network connectivity settings.

    Option

    Description

    SOAP port

    Update Manager clients 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 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.

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

What to do next

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