You can use the vCenter Server Management Interface to configure your update settings and check for new updates.


Log in to the vCenter Server Management Interface as root.


  1. In the vCenter Server Management Interface, click Update.
  2. To configure your update settings, click Settings.
    1. To check for updates automatically, select the checkbox.
    2. Select to use a default or custom repository.
    3. If you selected a custom repository, enter the repository URL, username (optional), and password (optional). Click Save.
      For the URL, HTTPS and FTPS protocols are supported.
  3. To manually check for updates, click the Check Updates drop-down menu.
    1. Select to check a CD-ROM or a CD-ROM + URL for updates.


The Available Updates table displays available updates sortable by version, type, release date, reboot requirement, and severity.