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Reconfiguring VMware vCenter Update Manager using the Update Manager Utility (2011327)

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Purpose

This article provides steps to modify these vCenter Update Manager (VUM) or Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) settings using the Update Manager Utility:
  • Proxy settings
  • Database user name and password
  • vCenter Server IP address
  • SSL certificate
Notes:
  • The Update Manager Utility is an optional tool for VUM that allows you to reconfigure VUM and UMDS after the installation.
  • The Update Manager Utility is included in VMware Update Manager 4.1 Update 1 and later releases only.
  • When you install the Update Manager Server, the Update Manager Utility is installed on your system as an additional component. By default, the Update Manager Utility is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\VMwareUpdateManagerUtility.exe.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, reconfigure the vCenter Update Manager settings without reinstalling vCenter Update Manager and UMDS.
 
To reconfigure the vCenter Update Manager settings without reinstalling vCenter Update Manager and UMDS:
  1. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager.
  2. Launch VMwareUpdateManagerUtility.exe and log in.
  3. You see a list of options that include:

    • Proxy settings – When you install the vCenter 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 Settings – 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.

    • Re-register to vCenter Server – When you install the Update Manager server, you register it with the vCenter Server system with which Update Manager works. 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 vCenter 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 vCenter Update Manager SSL certificates with either self signed 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.

  4. Click the option on the left side and enter the appropriate information and continue.

Additional Information

For more information, see the VMware vSphere Update Manager Documentation.

See Also

Update History

08/01/2013 - Added VUM 5.1 to Product Versions. 12/12/2013 - Added VUM 5.5 to Product Versions.

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ja,2147818;zh_cn,2148097

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