How to use the Update Manager with a vServer appliance?

Hi,

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.
XeronimoAsked:
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dipopoCommented:
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.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2002531
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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.

Also see this URL for Screenshots

http://www.virtualizationadmin.com/articles-tutorials/vmware-esx-and-vsphere-articles/general/vsphere-update-manager-vum-part2.html
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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 ;)
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dipopoCommented:
Now that was funny!
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XeronimoAuthor Commented:
Depends on how you define funny! ;)
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