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
"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?
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
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.
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