If your Internet access is restricted, you can set up your own internal repository for updates, instead of getting updates from a VMware public repository. You can download updates as a zipped update bundle.


  1. Download the zipped update bundle from the vmware.com Web site.
  2. Create a repository directory under the root directory on your chosen server.
  3. Extract the zipped bundle to the repository directory.
  4. Go to the management console for your virtual appliance by using its fully qualified domain name, https://va-hostname.domain.name:5480.
  5. Log in with the user name root and the password you specified when the appliance was deployed.
  6. Click the Update tab.
  7. Click Settings.
  8. Select Use Specified Repository in the Update Repository panel.
  9. Enter the URL of the repository you created in the Repository URL text box.

    For example, if the repository directory is vcac_update_repo, the URL should be similar to http://web_server_name.your_company.com/vcac_update_repo.

  10. Click Save Settings.

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