If your Internet access is restricted, you can set up your own internal repository for updates, instead of updating from a VMware public repository. You can download updates as a zipped update bundle.

To update the vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware public repository, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a VMware.com Repository. To update the vCenter Server Appliance from the virtual CD-ROM drive of the appliance, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from the CD-ROM Drive. For major upgrades to the vCenter Server Appliance, see Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

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Download the zipped updated bundle from the VMware.com Web site.

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On your chosen web server, create a repository directory under the document root: for example, vc_update_repo.

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Extract the zipped bundle into the repository directory.

The extracted files are in two subdirectories: manifest and package-pool.

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Open the management vCenter Virtual Appliance web interface on port 5480.

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In the Update tab, click Settings.

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Select Use Specified Repository.

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For the Repository URL, enter the URL of the repository you created.

For example, if the repository directory is vc_update_repo, the URL should be similar to the following URL: http://web_server_name.your_company.com/vc_update_repo

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Click Save Settings.

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Click Status.

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Under Actions, click Install Updates.