You can configure UMDS to connect to the websites of third-party vendors to download ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0, and ESXi 6.5 host patches and notifications.
- Log in to the machine where UMDS runs, and open a Command Prompt window.
- Navigate to the directory where UMDS is installed.
The default location in 64-bit Windows is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager.
The default location in 64-bit Linux is /usr/local/vmware-umds.
- Configure UMDS to download data from the new URL address.
To add a new URL address for downloading patches and notifications for ESXi 5.5, ESXi 6.0, or ESXi 6.5 hosts, run the following command:
vmware-umds -S --add-url https://host_URL/index.xml --url-type HOST
- (Optional) : Remove a URL address, so that UMDS does not download data from it anymore.
Downloaded data is retained and can be exported.
If you are using UMDS on a Windows machine, use the following command:
vmware-umds.exe -S --remove-url https://URL_to_remove/index.xml
If you are using UMDS on a Linux machine, use the following command:
vmware-umds -S --remove-url https://URL_to_remove/index.xml
You configured UMDS to download host patches and notifications from specific URL addresses.
What to do next
Download the patches and notifications by using UMDS.