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Installing VMware Update Manager fails with the error: Error 25085 (1024795)

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  • When attempting to install or upgrade VMware Update Manager 4.1, the operation fails just before completion
  • You see the error:
Error 25085.Setup failed to register VMware vCenter Update Manager extension to VMware vCenter Server:
  • The vpxd.log (located at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VirtualCenter\logs) contains entries similar to:

    [2010-07-20 11:30:01.527 02556 error 'App' opID=b9f6590f] [LDAP Client] Failed to add LDAP entry CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity,CN=047E1FE0-0B70-4FF6-AE55-3DC
    6F9BC7EC5,OU=ComponentSpecs,OU=Health,dc=virtualcenter,dc=vmware,dc=int: 0x44 (The object already exists.)

    [2010-08-07 12:45:45.667 02432 error 'App' opID=6673de34] [LDAP Client] [LDAP Client] Failed to delete LDAP entryCN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity,CN=24FE3541-40A2-427C-85CA-0069575BA81F,OU=ComponentSpecs,OU=Health,dc=virtualcenter,dc=vmware,dc=int: 0x20 (Object does not exist.)

    Note: In Windows 2008, the file vpxd.log is located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs.
  • The install log vminst.log (located at C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\2 for Windows 2008 or C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp for legacy versions of Windows) contains errors similar to:

    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:29:58 --- CA exec: VMRegisterExtension
    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:29:58 INFO: Reg/UnReg extn command: ["-v -p 80 -U "user" -P *** -S "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\extension.xml" -C "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\\" -L "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\\" -O extupdate"]
    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:29:58 AppendPath::done Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vciInstallUtils.exe
    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:29:58 Found "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vciInstallUtils.exe"
    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:30:01 Process returned 199
    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:30:01 Error:: Unknown VC error
    VMware Update Manager-build-256596: 07/20/10 11:30:01 ERROR: VUM registeration with VC failed


This issue occurs if there are incorrect values in the ADAM database.


To resolve this issue, modify the ADAM database on the vCenter Server with the correct values.

To modify the ADAM database:
  1. Connect to the ADAM database.

    • For Windows 2003:
      1. Go to Start > Programs > ADAM > ADAM ADSI Edit to open the ADAM editor.
      2. Right-click ADAM ADSI Edit and click Connect to...
      3. Choose Distinguished name (DN) or naming context and type dc=virtualcenter,dc=vmware,dc=int

    • For Windows 2008:
      1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > ADSI Edit to open the ADAM editor.
      2. Right-click ADSI Edit at the root level and select Connect to.... The Connection Settings window appears.
      3. For Connection Point, choose Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming Context and type dc=virtualcenter,dc=vmware,dc=int
      4. Under Computer, click Select or type a domain or server... then select localhost or type localhost:389 from the dropdown.
      5. Click OK.

  2. Expand the dc=virtualcenter,dc=vmware,dc=int folder in the left pane.
  3. Expand OU=Health, and then OU=ComponentSpecs
  4. Expand CN=<RANDOM STRING> (for example, from the above vpxd.log error CN=047E1FE0-0B70-4FF6-AE55-3DC6F9BC7EC5).
  5. If the random string is not available, manually add the line per the vpxd.log file entry (example CN=047E1FE0-0B70-4FF6-AE55-3DC6F9BC7EC5)
  6. Create a new value that reads CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity.
  7. Skip this step if the CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity was created. Otherwise rename the entry (for example, CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrityold).
  8. Close ADSI Edit and restart the Update Manager installation.

Additional Information

In addition to modifying the ADAM database, the vCenter Server database may need to be corrected as well.

To correct the vCenter database:
  1. Go to Start > Run, type services.msc, and click OK.
  2. Click VirtualCenter Server Service, then click Stop.
  3. Launch SQL Server Management Studio.
  4. Click the vCenter Server database, and execute these commands:

    delete from VPX_EXT_TYPE_IDS where EXT_ID = 'com.vmware.vcIntegrity'
    delete from VPX_EXT_PRIVS where EXT_ID = 'com.vmware.vcIntegrity'
    delete from VPX_EXT_CLIENT where EXT_ID = 'com.vmware.vcIntegrity'
    AND VPX_EXT_SERVER.EXT_ID = 'com.vmware.vcIntegrity')
    delete from VPX_EXT_SERVER where EXT_ID = 'com.vmware.vcIntegrity'
    delete from VPX_EXT where EXT_ID = 'com.vmware.vcIntegrity'

  5. Start the vCenter Server services.
This failure can occur if the vCenter Management Web Service not running:

[LDAP Client] Failed to add LDAP entry CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity,CN=08127EEE-A6FA-43D8-8314-2B9F188D4D38,OU=ComponentSpecs,OU=Health,dc=virtualcenter,dc=vmware,dc=int: 0x20 ( Object does not exist.)

Verify that the vCenter Management Web Services is started and functioning properly and run the VMware Update Manager installation.

Note: If the vpxd.log does not contain an entry indicating Failed to add LDAP entry, you must add the (CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity) container to ADAM manually.

If the above errors are not observed, see VMware Update Manager Plug-In fails to Install (1003468) and Update Manager install or upgrade fails if authentication credentials contain a semicolon (1014119) for additional possible solutions.

This error may also be observed with Converter. Instead of renaming CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity the value is CN=com.vmware.converter.

In addition, you may also encounter this error if you have a port conflict on your vCenter Server. Ensure that all required ports are open. For more information on what network ports are required, see vCenter Server 4.1 network port requirements (1022256).

See Also

Update History

10/07/2011 - Added step to create the CN=com.vmware.vcIntegrity value, if required 07/25/2012 - Updated for 5.x

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