You install the Update Manager server for Windows from the vCenter Server installer for Windows.

Update Manager for Windows runs only on a 64-bit Windows operating system.


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  1. Download the vCenter Server installer from the VMware website at

    vCenter Server is part of VMware vCloud Suite and of VMware vSphere, listed under Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure.

    1. Under Datacenter & Cloud Infrastructure, select VMware vCloud Suite or VMware vSphere, and click Download Product.
    2. From the Select Version drop-down menu, select the version you want.
    3. Locate VMware vCenter Server on the page, and select Go to Downloads.
    4. Download the ISO file of the VMware vCenter Server <product version> and Modules for Windows.
  2. Confirm that the md5sum is correct.

    See the VMware website topic Using MD5 Checksums at

  3. Mount the ISO image to the Windows virtual machine or physical server on which you want to install the Update Manager server or the UMDS.