You can configure Update Manager to download updates from the Internet through a proxy server.


Required privileges: VMware vSphere Update Manager.Configure


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Update Manager.
  2. Navigate to Menu > Update Manager.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Select Administration Settings > Patch Setup.
  5. In the Proxy Settings pane, click the Edit button.
  6. Select the Use proxy check box and enter the proxy server address and port.
  7. If the proxy requires authentication, select the Proxy requires authentication check box and provide a user name and password.
  8. (Optional) Click Test Connection to verify that you can connect to the Internet through the proxy.
  9. Click Save.


You configured Update Manager to use a proxy server to download upgrades, patches, extensions, and related metadata from the Internet.