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jketron
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ESXUPDATE -d hangs at INFO: Configuring...

I have a ESX 3.5 server update 1 build-82663 and when I type in "esxupdate -d update" I get the follwing output and then it sits there for hours.

I did follow the directions and also used "esxcfg-firewall --allowoutgoing" , the depot works fine for other servers just not this one.

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INFO: No -b specified, selecting all budles in depot.

INFO: Configuring...

Ideas??

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Does http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/VUM_shows_%27Connection_Refused%27_error help? Are you getting a connection refused?

Can you ping the VUM host from your service console? Does the VUM server firewall allow the VUM daemon to speak out? Or any other firewall?


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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Edward L. Haletky
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VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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Texiwill
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Hello,

Does http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/VUM_shows_%27Connection_Refused%27_error help? Are you getting a connection refused?

Can you ping the VUM host from your service console? Does the VUM server firewall allow the VUM daemon to speak out? Or any other firewall?


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2023,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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Texiwill
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Hello,

Does http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/VUM_shows_%27Connection_Refused%27_error help? Are you getting a connection refused?

Can you ping the VUM host from your service console? Does the VUM server firewall allow the VUM daemon to speak out? Or any other firewall?


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

SearchVMware Blog: http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/virtualization-pro/

Blue Gears Blogs - http://www.itworld.com/ and http://www.networkworld.com/community/haletky

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2023,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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ojw_cryptomathi
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I've seen this happen today - It did complete but took over 2 hours 😕

In the access log of the http server I can see that there are 3 x 404 per update not present in the depot - ie it tries to download information about everything in the contents.xml file even though most of them are irrelevant!

I wonder if there is a way to perform the updates more quickly without downloading absolutely everything?

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ojw_cryptomathi
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The best thing I've managed is to use the -r switch and apply them one by one, for example:

esxupdate -r http://depot:port/vci/hostupdates/hostupdate/esx/esx-3.5.0/ESX350-201003402-BG --noreboot update

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