How to Install VMware vSphere Update Manager 6.5 step by step process


VMware vSphere Update Manager is centralized patch and ESXi host version management tool, it will enable to easily apply patches or upgrades to virtual machines, virtual appliance or ESXi hosts. In previous post, I had shown you the Installation of VMware vCenter Server 6.5 on Windows with an Embedded Platform Services Controller step by step process. In this post, I will show you the installation of vSphere Update Manager 6.5 on same as with vCenter Server. Before going to install the vSphere Update Manager 6.5, we make sure the vSphere Update Manager 6.5 must be meet the minimum hardware requirements.

vSphere Update Manager 6.5 Hardware Requirements:

If the database is installed on the same machine as Update Manager, requirements for memory size and processor speed are higher. The minimum requirements to ensure acceptable performance are as follows:

Processor: Intel or AMD x86 processor with two or more logical cores, each with a speed of 2 GHz.

Network: 10/100 Mbps
For best performance, use a Gigabit connection between Update Manager and ESXi hosts.


2 GB RAM if Update Manager and the vCenter Server are on different machines.

8 GB RAM if Update Manager and the vCenter Server are on the same machine.

First, mount the vCenter Server Setup which is downloaded previously and launch the VMware vCenter Installer from the vCenter Server setup.1

Select Server and check the box, Use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express and click Install3

Wait for moment, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Setup processes the current operation5

Installation of SQL Server 2012 is in progress6

After, SQL Server Installation is completed, select the Language English(United States) and click OK8

VMware vSphere Update Manager Setup is preparing Install shield wizard9

To continue, installation click Next10

Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next11

Select Download update from default sources immediately after installation and click Next12

Enter vCenter Server details, administrator and password, then click Next13

We faced an error vCenter Server Credentials could not be validated, By default local administrator account is not added in the vSphere Web Client.14

Open the vSphere Web Client, login with vCenter Single Sign On user name and password, then click login15

After login to vSphere Web Client, click Home and select Administrator18

click Global permissions and select Manage,then click Add24

Under Users and Groups, click Add and Assigned Role as Administrator25

Change Domain as VCENTER65 and select local Administrator, then click Add and Ok32

Verify the Global permission details and click Ok33

Local Administrator is added successfully and continue the installation34

Enter the vCenter Server details, administrator and password, then click Next35

Verify the vSphere Update Manager port settings details and click Next36

Select Default Destination Folder and click Next37

Its a warning ignore and click OK38

click Install to begin the installation39

vSphere Update Manager 6.5 installation is in progress40

Click Finish to exit the wizard41

Login to vSphere Web Client, with vCenter Single Sign On user name and password42

After login, right side you will see vSphere Update Manager option is available and click Update Manager

45In VMware vCenter Server 6.5, vSphere Client is not available. We have to apply patches or upgrades the virtual machine hardware, VMware tools and VMware ESXi hosts through vSphere Web Client only. Thats it, I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for reading my post……! If you feel worth please share it in social media.


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