Reconfiguring VMware vSphere Update Manager

Reconfiguring VMware vSphere Update
Manager
vSphere Update Manager 5.0
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Contents
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1 Introduction to the Update Manager Utility 7
2 Installing the Update Manager Utility 9
Install the Update Manager Server and the Update Manager Utility
Install UMDS and the Update Manager Utility 11
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3 Using the Update Manager Utility 13
Start the Update Manager Utility and Log In 13
Launch the Update Manager Utility with UMDS 14
Reconfigure the Proxy Settings 14
Change the Update Manager Database Connection Settings
Re-register Update Manager with vCenter Server 15
Change the Update Manger SSL Certificate 15
Restart the Update Manager Service 15
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Reconfiguring VMware vSphere Update Manager
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Reconfiguring VMware vSphere Update Manager provides information about configuring VMware vSphere
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Update Manager and VMware vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) by using the
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VMware vSphere Update Manager Utility.
This information provides instructions about changing the database password and proxy authentication, reregistering Update Manager with vCenter Server, and replacing the SSL certificates for Update Manager.
Intended Audience
This information is intended for anyone who wants to reconfigure Update Manager by using the
Update Manager Utility. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators
who are familiar with virtual machine technology, datacenter operations, and Update Manager.
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Introduction to the Update Manager
Utility
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The Update Manager Utility is an optional tool for Update Manager that allows you to configure the
Update Manager server and UMDS after installation.
The Update Manager Utility allows you to reconfigure the following Update Manager settings without the
need to reinstall Update Manager and UMDS:
Proxy settings
When you install the Update Manager server or the UMDS, you specify the
proxy settings. If these settings change after installation, you must reconfigure
Update Manager or UMDS to use the newly configured proxy.
Database user name and
password
If the database user name and password change after you install the
Update Manager server or UMDS, you can reconfigure Update Manager and
UMDS without the need to reinstall them.
vCenter Server IP
address
When you install the Update Manager server, you register it with the
vCenter Server system with which Update Manager will work. Every time the
vCenter Server IP is requested, you must provide the IP of the
vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered. If the IP of
the vCenter Server system or Update Manager changes, you must be able to
re-register the Update Manager server with the vCenter Server system.
SSL certificate
You can replace the default Update Manager SSL certificates with either selfsigned certificates or certificates signed by a commercial Certificate Authority
(CA). You can replace only the SSL certificates that Update Manager uses for
communication between the Update Manager server and client components.
You cannot replace the SSL certificates that Update Manager uses when you
are importing offline bundles or upgrade release files.
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Installing the Update Manager Utility
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When you install Update Manager or UMDS, the Update Manager Utility is silently installed on your system.
You can install the Update Manager server and UMDS only on 64-bit operating system platforms.
This chapter includes the following topics:
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“Install the Update Manager Server and the Update Manager Utility,” on page 9
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“Install UMDS and the Update Manager Utility,” on page 11
Install the Update Manager Server and the Update Manager Utility
When you install the Update Manager server, the Update Manager Utility is installed on your system as an
additional component.
The Update Manager installation requires a connection to a single vCenter Server instance. You can install
Update Manager on the same computer on which vCenter Server is installed or on a different computer.
Prerequisites
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Verify that your system meets the installation requirements listed in Installing and Administering VMware
vSphere Update Manager.
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Before installation, create and set up an Update Manager database and 32-bit DSN, unless you are using
the bundled SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. For more information about setting up the Update Manager
database, see Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.
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Make sure that you create the ODBC connection to a supported database server version by using a
supported database client version.
If you create an ODBC connection to a database server that is of an unsupported version, and your database
client is of a supported version, a DSN for the unsupported database might be displayed in the drop-down
menu of the Update Manager installation wizard.
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Ensure that the database privileges meet the requirements listed in Installing and Administering VMware
vSphere Update Manager.
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Before installing Update Manager, install vCenter Server. If prompted, restart the machine on which
vCenter Server is installed. Otherwise, you might not be able to register Update Manager with
vCenter Server, and the Update Manager installation might fail. For more information about installing
vCenter Server, see vSphere Installation and Setup.
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If you plan to use the bundled Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express database, make sure that you install
Microsoft Windows Installer version 4.5 (MSI 4.5) on your system. You can download MSI 4.5 from the
Microsoft Web site.
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Procedure
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In the software installer directory, double-click the autorun.exe file at C:\installer_location, and select
vSphere Update Manager.
If you cannot launch the autorun.exe file, browse to locate the UpdateManager folder and run VMwareUpdateManager.exe.
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Select a language for the installer and click OK.
3
Review the Welcome page and click Next.
4
Read the patent agreement and click Next.
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Accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
6
Review the support information, select whether to download updates from the default download sources
immediately after installation, and click Next.
If you deselect Download updates from default sources immediately after installation, Update Manager
downloads updates once daily according to the default download schedule or immediately after you click
the Download Now button on the Download Settings page. You can modify the default download
schedule after the installation is complete.
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Type the vCenter Server IP address or name, HTTP port, and the administrative account that the
Update Manager server will use to connect to the vCenter Server system, and click Next.
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Select the type of database that you want to use.
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If you do not have an existing database, select Install a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
instance (for small scale deployments) and click Next.
This database is suitable for deployments of up to 5 hosts and 50 virtual machines.
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If you have a supported database, select Use an existing supported database and select a DSN from
the drop-down menu. If the DSN does not use Windows NT authentication, type the user name and
password for the DSN and click Next.
IMPORTANT The DSN must be a 32-bit DSN.
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Select the database options.
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If the system DSN you type points to an existing Update Manager database with the same schema,
select to leave your existing database or replace it with an empty one.
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If the system DSN you type points to an older schema, on the Database Upgrade page, select Yes, I
want to upgrade my Update Manager database, and I have taken a backup of the existing Update
Manager database, and click Next.
Specify how to identify your Update Manager instance on the network by selecting an IP address or host
name from the drop-down menu.
If the computer on which you install Update Manager has one NIC, the Update Manager installer
automatically detects the IP address. If the computer has multiple NICs, select the correct IP address or
use a DNS name. The DNS name must be resolved from all hosts that this Update Manager instance will
manage.
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Specify the Update Manager port settings, select whether you want to configure the proxy settings, and
click Next.
12
Provide information about the proxy server and port and whether the proxy should be authenticated and
click Next.
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Select the Update Manager installation and patch download directories and click Next.
If you do not want to use the default locations, click Change to browse to a different directory.
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In the warning message about the disk free space, click OK.
This message appears when you try to install Update Manager on a computer that has less than 120GB
free space.
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Click Install to begin the installation.
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Click Finish.
You completed the installation of the Update Manager server and the Update Manager Utility.
Install UMDS and the Update Manager Utility
When you install UMDS, the Update Manager Utility is silently installed on your system as an additional
component.
Prerequisites
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Verify that the machine on which you install UMDS has Internet access, so that UMDS can download
upgrades, patch metadata and patch binaries.
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Uninstall UMDS 1.0.x or UMDS 4.x if it is installed on the machine. If such a version of UMDS is already
installed, the installation wizard displays an error message and the installation cannot proceed.
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Create a database instance and configure it before you install UMDS. When you install UMDS on a 64-bit
machine, you must configure a 32-bit DSN and test it from ODBC. The database privileges and preparation
steps are the same as the ones used for Update Manager. For more information, see Installing and
Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.
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UMDS and Update Manager must be installed on different machines.
Procedure
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Insert the VMware vSphere Update Manager installation DVD into the DVD drive of the Windows server
that will host UMDS.
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Browse to the umds folder on the DVD and run VMware-UMDS.exe.
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Select the language for the installation and click OK.
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(Optional) If the wizard prompts you, install the required items such as Windows Installer 4.5.
This step is required only if Windows Installer 4.5 is not present on your machine and you must perform
it the first time you install a vSphere 5.0 product. After the system restarts, the installer launches again.
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Review the Welcome page and click Next.
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Read the patent agreement and click Next.
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Accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next.
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Select the database options and click Next.
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If you do not have an existing database, select Install a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express
instance (for small scale deployments).
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If you want to use an existing database, select Use an existing supported database and select your
database from the list of DSNs. If the DSN does not use Windows NT authentication, type the user
name and password for the DSN and click Next.
Specify the Update Manager Download Service proxy settings and click Next.
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Select the Update Manager Download Service installation and patch download directories and click
Next.
If you do not want to use the default locations, you can click Change to browse to a different directory.
You can select the patch store to be an existing download directory from a previous UMDS 4.x installation
and reuse the applicable downloaded updates in UMDS 5.0. Once you associate an existing download
directory with UMDS 5.0, you cannot use it with earlier UMDS versions.
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(Optional) In the warning message about the disk free space, click OK.
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Click Install to begin the installation.
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Click OK in the Warning message notifying you that .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is not installed.
The UMDS installer installs the prerequisite before the actual product installation.
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Click Finish.
UMDS and the Update Manager Utility are installed on your system.
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Using the Update Manager Utility
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By using the Update Manager Utility, you can change the database connection settings and proxy
authentication, re-register Update Manager with vCenter Server, and replace the SSL certificate.
This chapter includes the following topics:
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“Start the Update Manager Utility and Log In,” on page 13
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“Launch the Update Manager Utility with UMDS,” on page 14
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“Reconfigure the Proxy Settings,” on page 14
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“Change the Update Manager Database Connection Settings,” on page 14
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“Re-register Update Manager with vCenter Server,” on page 15
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“Change the Update Manger SSL Certificate,” on page 15
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“Restart the Update Manager Service,” on page 15
Start the Update Manager Utility and Log In
To use the Update Manager Utility, you must start the utility and log in.
Prerequisites
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Make sure that you have local administrative credentials for the machine on which the Update Manager
server is installed.
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Stop the Update Manager service.
Procedure
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Log in as an administrator to the machine on which the Update Manager server is installed.
2
Navigate to the Update Manager installation directory.
The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager.
3
Double-click the VMwareUpdateManagerUtility.exe file.
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Type the vCenter Server machine IP address or host name and the administrative credentials to the
vCenter Server system.
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Click Login.
You successfully logged in to the Update Manager Utility.
What to do next
Use the Update Manager Utility to reconfigure the Update Manager server.
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Launch the Update Manager Utility with UMDS
To use the Update Manager Utility with UMDS, you must log in to the machine on which UMDS is installed.
Procedure
1
Log in as an administrator to the machine where the UMDS is installed.
2
Navigate to the UMDS installation directory.
The default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager.
3
Double-click the VMwareUpdateManagerUtility.exe file.
You successfully logged in to the Update Manager Utility.
What to do next
Use the Update Manager Utility to reconfigure UMDS.
Reconfigure the Proxy Settings
If your system proxy settings change after you have installed the Update Manager server or UMDS, you must
reconfigure the Update Manager server and UMDS to use the new proxy settings.
Prerequisites
Stop the Update Manager service.
Procedure
1
In the Options pane of the Update Manager Utility, click Proxy Settings.
2
In the Configurations pane, select the Use Proxy check box.
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Type the proxy server settings and the credentials used for the proxy authentication.
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Click Apply.
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Restart the Update Manager service.
The Update Manager server and UMDS are reconfigured to use the new proxy settings.
Change the Update Manager Database Connection Settings
You can specify a different user name and password for the Update Manager or UMDS database connection.
IMPORTANT If you are using an Oracle database for Update Manager or UMDS, you can change only the
database password.
Prerequisites
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Verify that the ODBC connection to the database works fine before you change the database connection
settings.
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Stop the Update Manager service.
Procedure
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In the Options pane of the Update Manager Utility, click Database Settings.
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In the Configurations pane, type the new user name and password for the DSN.
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Type the password again in the Confirm Password text box.
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Click Apply.
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Restart the Update Manager service.
Re-register Update Manager with vCenter Server
You might need to re-register Update Manager with vCenter Server in certain situations, for example when
the IP address of vCenter Server or Update Manager changes.
Prerequisites
Stop the Update Manager service.
Procedure
1
In the Options pane of the Update Manager Utility, click Re-register to vCenter Server.
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In the Configurations pane, provide the connection and authentication details.
a
In the vCenter Server IP Address or Name text box, type the new IP address or host name of the
vCenter Server system.
b
In the User Name and the Password text boxes, type the administrator user name and password for
the vCenter Server system.
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Click Apply.
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Restart the Update Manager service.
The Update Manager server is re-registered to the reconfigured vCenter Server system.
Change the Update Manger SSL Certificate
You can change the SSL certificate that Update Manager uses to authenticate against vCenter Server.
Prerequisites
Stop the Update Manager service.
Procedure
1
In the Options pane of the Update Manager Utility, click SSL Certificate.
2
In the Configurations pane, follow the provided procedure.
3
Select the Followed and verified the steps check box.
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Click Apply.
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Restart the Update Manager service.
You changed the SSL certificate that Update Manager uses to authenticate against vCenter Server.
Restart the Update Manager Service
In certain cases, such as when you change the network connectivity settings, you must restart the
Update Manager service.
Procedure
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Log in as the administrator to the machine on which the Update Manager server component is installed.
2
Right-click My Computer and click Manage.
3
In the left pane of the Computer Management window, expand Services and Applications and click
Services.
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In the right pane, right-click VMware vSphere Update Manager Service and select Restart.
The service restarts on the local computer.
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Index
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change SSL certificate 15
change vCenter Server IP address or name 15
D
database connection settings, reconfigure 14
database credentials 7
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installing
UMDS and Update Manager Utility 11
Update Manager server and Update Manager
Utility 9
Update Manager Utility overview 9
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log in to the Update Manager Utility 13, 14
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overview of the utility 7
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proxy settings 7
proxy settings, reconfigure 14
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re-register Update Manager with vCenter
Server 15
reconfigure database connection settings 14
reconfigure the proxy settings 14
restart Update Manager 15
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SSL certificate 7
SSL certificate, change 15
start the Update Manager Utility 13, 14
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Update Manager, restart the service 15
using the utility 13
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vCenter Server IP 7
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