Instead of accessing the vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot in vCenter Server, clusters in Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) deployments can download data from a depot that is local for them. You can configure vSphere Lifecycle Manager to use local depots for any cluster that uses images.
A ROBO cluster is a cluster that has limited or no access to the Internet or limited connectivity to vCenter Server. As a result, clusters in ROBO deployments might have limited access to the vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot during the compliance check, remediation pre-check, and remediation operations.
With vSphere Lifecycle Manager images, you can use a local depot for ROBO clusters and configure vSphere Lifecycle Manager to use the local depot during the compliance check, remediation pre-check, and the remediation tasks. The local depot overrides the vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot. Using local depots with ROBO clusters saves time and network bandwidth.
For each cluster that you manage with a single image, you can add and use multiple local depots instead of the default vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot. You can also delete the depot overrides that you configure. If depot overrides are not active for a cluster, the cluster uses the general vSphere Lifecycle Manager depot in vCenter Server.
- Set up an online depot to which the cluster can connect.
- Export an offline bundle with components from a vSphere Lifecycle Manager image and import the offline bundle to the target local depot.
- Verify that you have the proper privileges. See vSphere Lifecycle Manager Privileges For Using Images.
- In the vSphere Client, navigate to a cluster that you manage with a single image.
- On the Updates tab, select .
- In the Image Compliance card, click the horizontal ellipsis icon and select Manage depot overrides.
The Manage depot overrides dialog box appears.
- Select your task.
Option Description Add depot overrides Enter a URL or a file path to a local depot and click Add.
The depot is added to the Depot override URL list.
Delete a depot override Click the horizontal ellipsis icon for a depot override from the list and click Delete.
The depot is removed from the Depot override URL list.
- Click Close .