You can enable, disable, edit, or delete a download source from the list of vSphere Lifecycle Manager download sources.


Required privileges: VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager.Configure


  1. Navigate to the vSphere Lifecycle Manager home view.
    1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Lifecycle Manager.
    2. Select a vCenter Server system from the Lifecycle Manager drop-down menu.
      The drop-down menu is available only when multiple vCenter Server systems are connected by a common vCenter Single Sign-On domain. By selecting a vCenter Server system, you specify which vSphere Lifecycle Manager instance you want to administer.
  2. On the Settings tab, select Administration > Patch Setup.
  3. In the Patches downloaded from the Internet pane, select a URL address from the list of download sources and select your task.
    • Click Edit to edit the source URL or the description for the selected download source.
    • Click Enable or Disable to enable or disable downloading from the selected download source.
    • Click Delete to delete the selected download source.
    Note: You cannot edit or delete the default VMware download source for ESXi updates. You can only enable or disable downloading update metadata from it.