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  • 1.  UMDS Export failing

    Posted Jun 25, 2009 06:52 PM

    I have UMDS installed on a server that is not the same as the vCenter with UpdateManager. I'm using the MSDE database for testing.

    I am able to run the command vmware-umds --download and it take a long time to complete the first time since it is downloading 241 patches.

    After the download is complete it leaves me with three directories, hostupdate, metadata, and vm-patch-binaries and file called version.txt all at the same level on say drive H:\

    I create a folder on the same server different drive called I:\test

    I run the command from the install directory vmware-umds -E --dest I:\test\

    Nothing is exported

    What am I doing wrong?

    My goal is to download using UMDS, export to a folder and now take that content to a webserver and host it internally



  • 2.  RE: UMDS Export failing

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 26, 2009 01:36 PM

    "To export updates for the year 2007 to e:\export-depot:

    vmware-umds -E --dest e:\export-depot -s 2007-01-01T00:00:00 -t 2007-12-31T23:59:59 "

    Did you try to export them on the same drive? What's the output from you try? Have you got an error message or something?



  • 3.  RE: UMDS Export failing

    Posted Jun 26, 2009 04:39 PM

    I am doing some testing and here is the quick and dirty run down of the environment;

    Windows server with UMDS installed only,

    I can down the files just fine using vmware-umds --download to the default location I specified

    New issue;

    I have figured out how to export the file to another directory on the same server by typing

    vmware-umds -E --export-store I:\test\

    So now that I have all these files exported I want to create a web based depot for them.

    The export creates a single folder called hostupdate, how do I host these files? There is talks in the document about the index.xml file but the export doesn't create one.



  • 4.  RE: UMDS Export failing

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 30, 2009 02:32 PM

    What is the VUM version that you have. If it is vSphere one you have an option to create a repository(just copy the UMDS repository to VUM machine and give the local file path) give them to VUM - Configuration - Patch Download Settings - Use shared repository. That's all no xml, metadata and other configurations