You can set the vCenter Server Appliance to update itself automatically from a public repository on the VMware.com Web site when VMware releases a new update.

To update the vCenter Server Appliance from a zipped update bundle that you download to your own internal repository, see Update the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a Zipped Update Bundle. 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.

Verify that the clocks of all machines on the vSphere network are synchronized. See Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network.

Back up the vCenter Server database.

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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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(Optional) Under Automatic Updates, set and schedule the vCenter Server Appliance to check for and install updates.

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Under Update Repository, select Use Default Repository.

The default repository is set to the correct VMware.com URL.

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Click Save Settings.

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Click Status.

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Under Actions, click Check Updates or Install Updates.