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


Required privileges: VMware vSphere Update Manager.Configure


  1. In the Home view of the vSphere Web Client, select the Update Manager icon.
  2. From the Objects tab, select an Update Manager instance.
    The Objects tab also displays all the vCenter Server system to which an Update Manager instance is connected.
  3. Click the Manage tab.
  4. Click Settings, and select Download Setings.
  5. In the Proxy Settings pane, click Edit.
  6. Select Use proxy, and change the proxy information.
  7. If the proxy requires authentication, select Proxy requires authentication, and provide a user name and password.
  8. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test that you can connect to the Internet through the proxy.
  9. Click OK.


You configured Update Manager to use an Internet proxy to download upgrades, patches, extensions, and related metadata.