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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Creating a shared repository

We can export downloaded patch data from the repository used by the UMDS to a shared location so that the Update Manager server can be configured to use this shared location.

How to do it...

  1. To export the downloaded patch data to a shared repository, issue the following command:

    Syntax:

    vmware-umds -E --export-store repository_path
    

    Example:

    vmware-umds -E --export-store C:\PatchRepo
    vmware-umds -E --export-store \\vcenterhost001\atvc
    

How it works...

The command copies the data from the patch store to the shared repository. You have to periodically export the patch data to keep the shared repository up to date. The shared repository folder should have read permissions over the network.

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