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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding a download source

vSphere Update Manager downloads patch definitions and notifications from online download sources.

By default, there are three download sources, namely ESXi updates, Cisco, and virtual appliances. You can also add a custom download source. This becomes necessary if your hardware vendor has system-specific updates.

How to do it...

The following procedure explains how to add a download source:

  1. Connect to vCenter Server as an administrator using the vSphere Client.
  2. Go to Home | Update Manager.
  3. Navigate to the Configuration tab and then to Download Settings on the left pane.
  4. Click on Add Download Source…:
    How to do it...
  5. In the Add Download Source ...

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