Monday, January 5, 2009

How to Configure VMWare Update Manager to Only Download ESX Updates

By default, VMWare Update Manager is configured to download updates for Windows, Linux, and ESX. If you only plan to update ESX servers with Update Manager, this can waste a lot of disk space. To configure Update Manager to only download ESX updates, do the following:
  1. From the VI Client, Click the Scheduled Tasks Button at the top
  2. Right click the Update Manager Update Download task
  3. Click Properties
  4. Under Select Update Types, uncheck Windows and Linux. Click Next
  5. Optionally you can modify the additional task parameters as needed (time to download, e-mail notification, etc)
  6. Click Finish

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