In this tutorial I will guide you through installing VMware Update Manager 5. The VMware Update Manager is included on the vCenter 5 DVD. If this is a brand new installation of VMware Update Manager you will need to create a DSN to connect through to your database server. If you are using SQL, I cover creating DSN’s in this tutorial VMware View 4 Composer Steps 1-10
Installing VMware Update Manager 5
1. Launch the DVD or mount the ISO on your VMware vCenter Server.
2. Select VMware vSphere Update Manager and click Install. Select your language and click Ok.
3. The VMware Update Manager installation wizard begins. Click Next.
4. Click Next at the End-User Patent Agreement.
5. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
6. I won’t download updates straight away after installation so I won’t tick this box, click Next.
7. Enter in the information to connect through to your vcenter server. The username should have full access to your vcenter server. Click Next.
8. Select the Data Source DSN that you created for VMware Update Manager. Click Next.
9. Click Next at the Database Information Screen.
10. By default my database was set on full recovery mode. For VMware Update Manager I would recommend changing this to simple. Click Ok.
11. Select your vcenter server and check that your ports are correct and not conflicting. Click Next.
12. Here are the default installation paths for VMware Update Manager. Make sure you have enough space for the patches location and think about selecting a location other than c: for this Click Next.
13. Click Install.
14. Once installation has finished click Finish.
15. Log in to your vCenter server and click on the Plug-ins menu and manage plug-ins. You will be able to see under Available Plug-ins the VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.0.0
16. Click on the Download and Install link for VMware Update Manager, just under available plug-ins. A certificate warning will appear, select Install this certificate…. and click ignore.
17. The Update Manager Tab will appear towards the far right.
18. Click on Admin View at the top right hand side and have a look around.
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