If the vCenter Server appliance 7.0 where vSphere Lifecycle Manager runs does not have access to the Internet, you can install UMDS on a Linux-based operating system to download update binaries and metadata.
- Verify you have administrative privileges on the Linux machine where you install the UMDS.
- Mount the ISO file of the vCenter Server appliance 7.0 to the Linux machine.
- In the Linux machine, open the Command Shell.
- From the vCenter Server ISO that you mounted to the Linux machine, copy the VMware-UMDS-7.0.0-build_number.tar.gz file to the Linux machine.
- Unarchive the VMware-UMDS-7.0.0-build_number.tar.gz file by running
tar -xvzf VMware-UMDS-7.0.0-build_number.tar.gzand navigate to the newly extracted directory /vmware-umds-distrib.For example, if you unarchived the VMware-UMDS-7.0.0-build_number.tar.gz file, to a directory you created with the name umds, your navigation path is /umds/vmware-umds-distrib.
- Run the file UMDS installation script.
The script has the following filename: vmware-install.pl.
- Read and accept the EULA.
- Select a directory where to install the UMDS.
The default UMDS installation location is usr/local/vmware-umds.
- Enter the UMDS proxy settings.
You can also change proxy configuration after you install UMDS by using the following command:
vmware-umds -S --proxy <proxyAddress:port>
- Select a directory where to store the patches.
Important: The patch store directory must be different from the UMDS installation directory. The default patch store location is /var/lib/vmware-umds.
UMDS is installed.