If the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 in which Update Manager runs does not have access to the Internet, you can install UMDS on a Linux-based OS to download patch binaries and metadata.
Before you begin
Verify you have administrative privileges on the Linux machine where you install the UMDS.
Install and configure a PostgreSQL database on the Linux machine.
Mount the ISO file of the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 to the Linux machine.
- In the Linux machine, open the Command Shell.
- From the vCenter Server Appliance ISO that you mounted to the Linux machine, copy the
VMware-UMDS-6.5.0.-build_number.tar.gzfile to the Linux machine.
- Unarchive the
VMware-UMDS-6.5.0.-build_number.tar.gzfile, and navigate to the newly extracted directory /vmware-umds-distrib.
For example, if you unarchived the
VMware-UMDS-6.5.0.-build_number.tar.gzfile, to a directory you created with the name umds, your navigation path is /umds/vmware-umds-distrib.
- Run the file UMDS installation script.
The script has the following filename:
- Read and accept the EULA.
- Select a directory where th install the UMDS.
- Enter the UMDS proxy settings.
You can also change proxy configuration after you install UMDS by using the following command:
vmware-umds -S --proxy <proxyAddress:port>
- Select a directory where to store the patches.
The patch store directory must be different from the UMDS installation directory.
- Select the database.
- Provide the database DSN.
- Provide the database username.
- Provide the database password.
The database is overridden with tables required by the Update Manager Download Service.
UMDS is installed.