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Back to Basics: Installing vSphere 5.5 – VMware Update Manager (VUM)

VMware Update Manager (commonly abbreviated to VUM) is currently the companies primary method updating both VMware ESX hosts, and all so “upgrading” the VMs “virtual hardware” and small software package installed to the guest operating system called “VMwa ...
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vSphere 5.5 Install Pt. 17: Install VUM

So yes, after a couple of weeks of pausing on the vSphere 5.5 series I’m back with installing VUM. The VUM install pretty much follows the process we had for vCenter 5.1. In case you haven’t heard, VUM is also growing feathers like the Windows VI client a ...
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vSphere 5.5 Host Upgrade using vSphere Update Manager (VUM) (Pietro Piutti)

I am currently going through and upgrading all of my lab environment components to vSphere 5.5 so I figured I would capture a few things as I have been going through this. I installed the vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) 5.5 a few days ago and finally got ...
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Creating vCenter and VUM 5.5 databases.

As a precursor to installing vCenter 5.5 in my 2012R2 lab at home I needed to create the vCenter and VUM databases in SQL 2012 and make sure that everything was setup correctly before the vCenter installation. To make things easier I used the SQL Scripts ...
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Installing vSphere Update Manager 5.5 on a Microsoft Windows platform (2058410)

This article provides a step-by-step guidance for installing vSphere Update Manager.

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

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 certifica ...
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vSphere 4.1 to 5.1 in place upgrade using VMware Update manager - YouTube 12:38

This little presentation covers the in place upgrade of vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1

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Enabling trivia logging in VMware Update Manager (1031115)

This article provides information on enabling trivia (debug) logging for various components in VMware vCenter Update Manager.Note: Enable trivia logging to further diagnose issues using extensive logging data.

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Location of VMware vSphere Update Manager logs (2038036)

This article provides the default location of VMware Update Manager logs

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Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vSphere Update Manager in vCenter Server 5.1 (2037581)

This article guides you through the configuration of Certificate Authority (CA) certificates for vSphere Update Manager in vSphere 5.1. It helps eliminate common causes for problems during certificate implementation, including configuration steps and deta ...
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Configuring CA signed SSL certificates for vSphere Update Manager in vCenter Server 5.1 (2037581)

This article guides you through the configuration of Certificate Authority (CA) certificates for vSphere Update Manager in vSphere 5.1. It helps eliminate common causes for problems during certificate implementation, including configuration steps and deta ...
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VCAP5-DCA Objective 5.2 -Deploy and Manage complex Update Manager environments

ObjectivesInstall and configure Update Manager Download Service Configure a shared repository Configure smart rebooting Manually download updates to a repository Perform orchestrated vSphere upgrades Create and modify baseline groups Troubleshoot Update M ...
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Admission Control and VUM

When I started blogging, my goals were pretty simple. I wanted a place to keep notes, and at the same time try and help out someone else who may be looking for the same type of information. In the process I managed to learn so many new things, managed to ...
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VIDEO: Upgrade to ESXi 5.0 using Update Manager

While upgrading two of my ESXi hosts today I found this really helpful howto video on the VMware KB website. It shows you a step by step walkthrough of how to upgrade your ESXi 4.1 host to ESXi 5.0.

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vSphere Update Manager shared repository

The Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) is an optional component of VUM which is useful when the VUM server does not have access to the internet to download patches and extensions. There are two potential designs for UMDS. The first assumes that the VU ...
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