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TilmanS
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Something wrong with https://xml.shavlik.com/data

On my vCenter 4.1, during the last two months the nightly "download patch definitions" task has been reporting:

  patch definitions cannot be downloaded

every night. The same happens if I start the download manually.

The 2012-11-15 patches have been retrieved fine though, so I didn't think too much of it.

Today I finally decided to look at the problem, and found that if I disable the entry

  Windows  VMs  https://xml.shavlik.com/data  download Windows VM patches  Connected

in the patch download sources table, the download succeeds. If I reenable it, the error is back.

Interestingly, its companion entry

  Linux  VMs  https://xml.shavlik/unix/  download Linux VM patches  Connected

does not cause that sort of problem.

Is there a known problem with that download source?

What will I be missing if I leave it disabled?

Would the trailing slash on the URL make the difference?

If so, how can I add it to the "Windows" entry? I didn't find an "edit" button. 🙂

TIA

T.

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nshetty
Enthusiast
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Yeah, the link is not supported for windows updates.

Shavlik would not be used for the windows update via update manger. Update manager would not support update of windows patches anymore.

Cheers,

NS

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memaad
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Hi,

vCenter Update manager  4.1 version does support windows guest patching, Check the link

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vum_41u3_rel_notes.html

However  in version 5.0  guest patching is not supported with Update Manager

Regards

Mohammed

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