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Changing the download location for VMware vCenter Update Manager patch repository (1004152)

Purpose

This article provides steps to manually move the download location for patches and plugins in vCenter Update Manager.
 
This change may be necessary for many reasons, such as disk space issues.

Resolution

To change the default download location for patches:

  1. Open the vci-integrity.xml file. The default file location is C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vci-integrity.xml.

    Note: In 64-bit Windows, the default file location is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vci-integrity.xml.

  2. Search for patchStore. You see an entry similar to:

    <patchStore>C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\</patchStore>

    Note: Your new directory is empty and does not contain valid metadata. Copy the old directory's data or run the vCenter Update Manager download update.

  3. Replace the location with the preferred location.
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Restart the VMware vSphere Update Manager Service. Right-click My Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services > VMware Update Manager Server > Restart.
To change the download location for plugins:

  1. Open the vci-integrity.xml file.
  2. Search for docRootHostUpdates.

    You see an entry similar to:

    <docRootHostUpdates>
    <namespace>"/vci/hostupdates"</namespace>
    <path>C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\</path>
    </docRootHostUpdates>

  3. Replace the location with the preferred location.
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Reboot the server or right-click My Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services > VMware Update Manager Server > Restart.

Note: Do not remove the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\ directory.

You may remove or delete the contents of the following directories, but leave the directory structure intact:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\hostupdate
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Data\vm-patch-binaries

Tags

update-manager-fails-download update-manager-download-patch-fails update-manager-patch-repository update-manager-patch-store

See Also

Update History

06/29/2012 - Added vci-integrity.xml file location in 64bit Windows 05/30/2013 - Added VC 5.1 and VUM 5.1 to product version list

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