When you install Update Manager, you can select the location for storing the downloaded patches and upgrade binaries. To change the location after installation, you must manually edit the vci-integrity.xml file.


  1. Log in as an administrator to the machine on which the Update Manager server is installed.
  2. Stop the Update Manager service.
    1. Right-click My Computer and click Manage.
    2. In the left pane, expand Services and Applications and click Services.
    3. In the right pane, right-click VMware vSphere Update Manager Service and click Stop.
  3. Navigate to the Update Manager installation directory and locate the vci-integrity.xml file.

    The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager.

  4. Create a backup copy of this file in case you need to revert to the previous configuration.
  5. Edit the file by changing the following fields:


    The default patch download location is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\.

    The directory path must end with \.

  6. Save the file in UTF-8 format, replacing the existing file.
  7. Copy the contents from the old patchstore directory to the new folder.
  8. Start the Update Manager service by right-clicking VMware vSphere Update Manager Service in the Computer Management window and selecting Start.