vCenter 5.5: installing vSphere Update Manager


Installing vSphere Update Manager allows the system to centralize the patch management for ESXi hosts, virtual machines and virtual appliances.

To install this tool you need vCenter Server, Update Manager database and DSN installed and configured in your system.


Installation guide


Part 9 - Install Update Manager

From VMware vCenter Installer select vSphere Update Manger option then click Install.


The installation wizard starts. Click Next to proceed.


Accept the EULA then click Next.


Starting the automatic download after installation is not always a good idea especially if you want to review the download sources. Leave option Download updates from default sources immediately after installation unchecked and click Next.


Type vCenter Server FQDN name and SSO username and password. Click Next.


Select the ODBC data source previously created then click Next.


Configuration related to selected DSN is shown. Click Next to continue.


Leave default settings values then click Next. If your network access Internet through a Proxy, you need to configure the parameters by checking the option Yes, I have Internet connection and I want to configure proxy settings now.


You can configure a custom location for downloading patches in order to avoid space issues on system partition C:. Click Next to continue.


The configuration is now complete. Click Install to start the installation process.


The installation Status is shown.


When the installation is complete, click Finish to exit the wizard.


With Update Manager, last vCenter Server component has been installed in the system ready to support your network infrastructure. You can review the data source for patches prior starting the download to exclude versions or components not installed within the network.

VMware vSphere 5.5 installation is now complete and ready to manage the virtual infrastructure.