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  • 1.  UM: Install Update timed out - how to monitor update process?

    Posted Sep 11, 2009 10:01 AM

    Hi all,

    we have an ESX 3.5 Server located in a DMZ. The vCenter Server is seperated by a firewall. When we use the Update Manager the operation timed out after 15 minutes,because the download of the updates is very slow.

    When i check the esxupdate.log i can see, that the ESX is still downloading the updates. Via "ps aux" i can see that there is a update process still running: python /usr/sbin/esxupdate --HA -d

    So my question is: How can i monitor the current state of the update progress? In vCenter i cannot see anything, because the operation is already timed out. Are there some console commands to get the current state, for example, if the host needs to be rebootet?

    Thanks!



  • 2.  RE: UM: Install Update timed out - how to monitor update process?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Sep 11, 2009 12:23 PM

    here you can find some useful info for remediation accross FMZ - http://communities.vmware.com/thread/225931?tstart=0

    try to increase the timeout value and

    if your host has a DRAC or iLo card you can monitor vmkernel log for errors by hitting Alt+F12

    thanks,

    Petko