VMware Update Manager Installation

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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.


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2. Select VMware vSphere Update Manager and click Install. Select your language and click Ok.


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3. The VMware Update Manager installation wizard begins. Click Next.


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4. Click Next at the End-User Patent Agreement.


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5. Accept the license agreement and click Next.


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6. I won’t download updates straight away after installation so I won’t tick this box, click Next.


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7. Enter in the information to connect through to your vcenter server. The username should have full access to your vcenter server. Click Next.


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8. Select the Data Source DSN that you created for VMware Update Manager. Click Next.


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9. Click Next at the Database Information Screen.


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10. By default my database was set on full recovery mode. For VMware Update Manager I would recommend changing this to simple. Click Ok.


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11. Select your vcenter server and check that your ports are correct and not conflicting. Click Next.


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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.


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13. Click Install.


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14. Once installation has finished click Finish.


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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


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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.


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17. The Update Manager Tab will appear towards the far right.


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18. Click on Admin View at the top right hand side and have a look around.


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If you have any technical questions about this tutorial or any other tutorials on this site, please open a new thread in the forums and the community will be able to help you out.

Disclaimer:
All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.