The Update Manager Utility is an optional tool for Update Manager that allows you to configure the Update Manager server and UMDS after installation.

The Update Manager Utility allows you to reconfigure the following Update Manager settings without the need to reinstall Update Manager and UMDS:

Proxy settings

When you install the Update Manager server or the UMDS, you specify the proxy settings. If these settings change after installation, you must reconfigure Update Manager or UMDS to use the newly configured proxy.

Database user name and password

If the database user name and password change after you install the Update Manager server or UMDS, you can reconfigure Update Manager and UMDS without the need to reinstall them.

vCenter Server IP address

When you install the Update Manager server, you register it with the vCenter Server system with which Update Manager will work. Every time the vCenter Server IP is requested, you must provide the IP of the vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered. If the IP of the vCenter Server system or Update Manager changes, you must be able to re-register the Update Manager server with the vCenter Server system.

SSL certificate

You can replace the default Update Manager SSL certificates with either self-signed certificates or certificates signed by a commercial Certificate Authority (CA). You can replace only the SSL certificates that Update Manager uses for communication between the Update Manager server and client components. You cannot replace the SSL certificates that Update Manager uses when you are importing offline bundles or upgrade release files.