Install the vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) on a Linux virtual machine to download and store binaries and metadata in a shared repository in Region A.

1

On a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support (LTS) where you plan to install Update Manager Download Service (UMDS), configure a PostgreSQL database instance.

2

After you install the PostgreSQL database on the UMDS virtual machine, install the UMDS software.

3

By default UMDS downloads patch binaries, patch metadata, and notifications for hosts. Specify which patch binaries and patch metadata to download with UMDS in Region A.

4

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.

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Configure Update Manager to use the UMDS shared repository as a source for downloading ESXi patches, extensions, and notifications.