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Resetting VMware Update Manager Database on a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (2147284)

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Purpose

The following article outlines how to reset the VMware Update Manager Database and Patch Store on a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.

Starting with vCenter Server Appliance 6.5, the VMware Update Manager is embedded into the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5.

Resolution

Cautions: The following is a destructive task. Ensure you have working backups and/or snapshots of the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 before proceeding.

  1. Connect to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 via SSH

  2. Run the shell command to switch to the BASH Shell:
      
    shell

  3. Stop the VMware Update Manager Service:

    service-control --stop vmware-updatemgr  

  4. Run the following command to reset the VMware Update Manager Database:
      
    /usr/lib/vmware-updatemgr/bin/updatemgr-util reset-db

  5. Run the following Command to delete the contents of the VMware Update Manager Patch Store:

    rm -rf /storage/updatemgr/patch-store/*

  6. Start the VMware Update Manager Service:

    service-control --start vmware-updatemgr
Note: You may need to log out and log back into any instances of the vSphere Web Client.

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