Network ports are configured during installation. After installation, you can only edit whether to use an IP address or host name for the Update Manager patch store.

Prerequisites

  • Cancel all remediation or scanning tasks or wait until they finish.
  • Verify that Update Manager has access to https://www.vmware.com.
  • Verify that outbond ports 80 and 443 are open.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Update Manager.
  2. Navigate to Menu > Update Manager.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Select Administration Settings > Network Connectivity.
  5. Click Edit and select an IP address or a host name for the patch store.
    Important: Use an IP address whenever possible to avoid any potential DNS resolution problems. If you must use a DNS name instead of an IP address, ensure that the DNS name you specify can be resolved from vCenter Server and the hosts that are managed by Update Manager.
    Note: You can only edit the IP address or host name for the patch store. The ports are defined during installation.

    You can change the ports from the vCenter Server system configuration. For more information, see "Edit the Settings of Services" in the vCenter Server and Host Management documentation.

    Option Description
    SOAP port Update Manager client uses this port to communicate with the Update Manager server.
    Server port (range: 80, 9000–9100) Listening port for the Web server that provides access to the patch depot for ESXi hosts.
    IP address or host name for the patch store The IP address or name of the host where patches are downloaded and stored.
  6. Click Save.

What to do next

Restart the Update Manager service for network changes to take effect.