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What is VMware Vum?

What is VMware Vum?

VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ (also known as VUM) provides a patch management framework for VMware vSphere. IT administrators can use VUM to patch and upgrade VMware ESXi™ hosts, VMware Tools™, virtual hardware for virtual machines, as well as virtual appliances.

How do I install Update Manager?

In the mounted directory, double-click the autorun.exe file of the VMware vCenter Installer, and select vSphere Update Manager > Server. (Optional) Select the option to Use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express as the embedded database, and click Install.

What can vSphere Update Manager update or patch?

VMware vSphere Update Manager is capable of performing major version upgrades, applying patches and updates to supported versions of ESXi host, or installing drivers or other third-party components. In this example, we will walk through the procedure to patch a host running VMware ESXi 6.7 using existing baselines.

How do I update VMware update manager?

To upgrade vSphere Update Manager to version 6.0:

  1. Mount the vSphere 6.0 installation media.
  2. In the left pane, under VMware vCenter Support Tools, click vSphere Update Manager and then click Install.
  3. Select the appropriate language from the dropdown and click OK.
  4. In the welcome screen, click Next.

How do I run a VMware update?

Place the ESX host into maintenance mode. Right-click on the ESX host, select Enter Maintenance Mode, and click Yes. Right-click on the ESX host and select Remediate > Critical Host Patches and Non-Critical Host Patches baselines and click Next. Select which updates or patches to install, click Next >Next > Finish.

What is baseline in Update Manager?

The Update Manager baselines are two types: host baselines and virtual machine baselines. To update or upgrade your hosts you can use the Update Manager default baselines, or the custom baselines that you create. Virtual machine baselines are predefined. You cannot create custom virtual machine baselines.

What is baseline in VMware update manager?

The Update Manager baselines are two types: host baselines and virtual machine baselines. To update objects in your vSphere inventory, you can use predefined baselines, system-managed baselines, or custom baselines, which you create. Therefore host baselines are upgrade, extension, or patch baselines.

How do I upgrade vmware vSphere?

Upgrading vSphere includes the following tasks:

  1. Read the vSphere release notes.
  2. Verify that you have backed up your configuration.
  3. Upgrade vCenter Server.
  4. Upgrade your ESXi hosts.
  5. To ensure sufficient disk storage for log files, consider setting up a syslog server for remote logging.

How do I update VMware 6.7 Update Manager?

Go to VMware Update Manager (Home > Update Manager), select the ESXi images tab, and click Import to import the ESXi 6.7 installation ISO file to the repository of vSphere Update Manager. Click Browse and select the ESXi 6.7 installer ISO file. Click Import to import the image to a repository.

How do I restart VMware update manager?

To restart the vSphere Update Manager service:

  1. Log in as an administrator to the server that is running vSphere Update Manager.
  2. Click Start > Run, type services. msc, and press Enter.
  3. From the list of services, right-click VMware Update Manager.
  4. Click Restart and wait for the service to complete restarting.

How do I add a baseline in VMware update manager?


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Update Manager.
  2. Navigate to Menu > Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Select a host or a cluster from the inventory and click the Updates tab.
  4. Select Host Updates.
  5. Click Attach > Attach Baseline or Baseline Group.


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