The UMDS server in Region A downloads upgrades, patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications to a directory that you must share to vSphere Update Manager by using a Web server.

The default folder to which UMDS downloads patch binaries and patch metadata on a Linux machine is /var/lib/vmware-umds. You share this folder out to the VUM instances within the region using an Nginx Web server.

1

Log in to the UMDS virtual machine by using a Secure Shell (SSH) client.

a

Open an SSH connection to mgmt01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local.

b

Log in using the following credentials.

Setting

Value

User name

svc-umds

Password

svc-umds_password

2

Install the Nginx Web server with the following command.

sudo apt-get -y install nginx
3

Change the patch repository directory permissions by running the command.

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/lib/vmware-umds
4

Copy the default site configuration for use with the UMDS configuration.

sudo cp /etc/nginx/sites-available/default /etc/nginx/sites-available/umds
5

Edit the new /etc/nginx/sites-available/umds site configuration file and replace the server {} block with the following text.

server {
        listen 80 default_server;
        listen [::]:80 default_server ipv6only=on;

        root /var/lib/vmware-umds;
        index index.html index.htm;

        # Make site accessible from http://localhost/
        server_name localhost mgmt01umds01 mgmt01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local;

        location / {
                # First attempt to serve request as file, then
                # as directory, then fall back to displaying a 404.
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;
                # Uncomment to enable naxsi on this location
                # include /etc/nginx/naxsi.rules
                autoindex on;
        }
6

Disable the existing default site.

sudo rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
7

Enable the new UMDS site.

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/umds /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/
8

Restart the Nginx Web service to apply the new configuration.

sudo service nginx restart
9

Ensure you can browse the files on the UMDS Web server by opening a Web browser to http://mgmt01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local.