Updating esx 3i
For more information about reconfiguring the Update Manager settings by using the utility, see the documentation.
This release allows upgrades from Update Manager versions 4.x, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and their respective update releases that are installed on a 64-bit operating system.
The Update Manager release notes provide information about VMware v Sphere Update Manager, an optional module for VMware v Center Server.
For more information about VMware v Sphere Update Manager, see the Installing and Administering VMware v Sphere Update Manager documentation.
In the UMDS 5.5 Update 2 installation wizard, you can select the patch store to be an existing download directory from an earlier UMDS 4.x installation and reuse the applicable downloaded updates in UMDS 5.5 Update 2.
You should uninstall existing UMDS 4.x instances before reusing the patch store.
UMDS can be installed only on 64-bit Windows operating systems.The Update Manager server can be installed on the same system as v Center Server or on a different system.The Update Manager provides two client components: Before you install Update Manager, you must install v Center Server.The estimate is calculated from the information that you enter about your deployment, such as the number of the hosts and virtual machines.The sizing estimator also provides recommendations for the Update Manager database and server deployment models.
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To be able to see the Update Manager Web Client in v Sphere Web Client you must have the View Compliance Status privilege.