Following on from my last post, I am continuing to upgrade my VDI environment. Next up is VMware Update Manager, as I’ve already upgraded my Windows vCenter Server.
VUM is nice and straightforward. I’d recommend that before you start, you are familiar wih your VUM box and how it runs. Does it use a service account to run the update manager service, how does it connect to the SQL database? For me, I use a a windows domain user managed service account for the service and a standalone SQL login for the database. I’ve double checked that I have the passwords and that the service is currently working before proceeding with the upgrade. Final step was to backup the VUM database on the SQL server, just in case!
Upgrade VMware Update Manager Server
That completes the super easy process. At this point, I also installed the latest vSphere client from the media and then ran the Update Manager plugin install to the latest version. That way I was able to use the latest version of VUM through the C# client straight away.
The even more exciting thing now is that you can manage VUM through the Web client UI. Which I will be covering in my next post on in this series!!