How to use the Update Manager with a vServer appliance?


I've installed the VMWare Update Manager on a Windows server, how can I use it now with my existing vCenter server appliance infrastructure? I guess I need to connect to that Windows server somehow from my vSphere Client?

Thank you.
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You would have specified your VCenter server in the VUM installation, so all that is needed is to add it as a plugin.

Services that are not included in vCenter Server Appliance

vCenter Update Manager
There is no Linux-based equivalent to Update Manager. You can install the Windows-based Update Manager on a Windows guest and register the Update Manager plug-in when connected to the vCSA with a vSphere Client. For more information, see the vSphere Update Manager Documentation.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
When you installed VMware Update Manager did you specify your vCenter Server Hostname and IP Address when requested?

In the vSphere Client, select Plug-ins, Manage Plug-Ins, select the VMware vSphere Update Manager plugin, and click Download and Install.

Later to use Update Manager, click the Update Manager icon, from Home.

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XeronimoAuthor Commented:
D'oh ... I had tried to install the Update Manager on Friday but stopped because I got an error message (couldn't write sth into the registry) ... I forgot about that and thought I had it running (there were such folders on my disk ... I didn't check 'installed programs' though or I would have noticed that it wasn't). I deleted the registry key, relaunched the Update Manager install, it worked!

Monday morning ... zzzz ;)
Now that was funny!
XeronimoAuthor Commented:
Depends on how you define funny! ;)
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