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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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