Moving VUM repository to a CIF share on an external NAS
I have my new vCenter 5.5 system (latest as of today's date) running on a blade system with a mirrored set of 136GB drives. With Update Manager installed on the same box, I don't have a ton of space for the VUM repository. I was following the instructions here: vSphere 5.5 Documentation Center .
I've configured the location in the vci-integrity.xml file to \\nas.fqdn.com\share\. When I open vSphere Client, I receive an error saying: There was an error connecting to VMware vSphere Update Manager: [vcenterserver.fqdn.com:443]. integrity.fault.NoVcConnection.summary
I haven't been able to dig up anything that says you can't put the repository on a CIFS-share, but haven't found anything that says you CAN. The permissions currently on the share is EVERYONE full access, NTFS permissions are EVERYONE: Read Only (tried full, modify), Domain admins (full), vcenter server computer account (full). I've even tried EVERYONE with FULL permissions which I don't want to keep if at all possible.
I haven't tried a mapped drive but thinking along those lines, I'm going to setup an iSCSI lun on the filer and map it to the vcenter server. I saw another post on the communities that indicated that VUM repo had to be local disk resource OR another webserver address. I'm heading out on vacation tomorrow for a bit and my networking team needs to trunk the interfaces for that blade server. Once it's up and likely working, I'll report back!