I installed the update manager. Every time I try to "Scan for updates", I got the error: "The operation is not supported on the object".
It looks like the update manager can download something, because the update folder grows round about 11MB.
Thanks in advance for any help
the host is a ESX 3.0.2, so that could be the problem. I thought that work also with 3.0.x.
From Mike Laverick I found a pdf, where he talked about 2 databases for the update manager. Why do I need 2 databases? For what?
OK, I did.
I also updated the host to 3.5. If I now try to scan for updates on the host, it first opens firewall ports and if it try to scan, I get "VMware Update Manager had a failure" and "Metadata for patch missing".
If I had to guess, I'd say that the error you're seeing is due to the fact that there are no patches available for 3.5, yet... I hit the Update Manager patch repository on VMware a couple of days ago (by pasting in the URL) and the directory was empty.
Same error here. The patches on the VMs worked fine (except for MSWU-116) but when I attempt to check for the host, I get the same error. Awaiting an update from VMware as to why.
Hm, just did a little research.
The UM succeeds in all updates to my test win2003 servers, except mswu-116, wonder why. If I manually check for updates trough Microsoft Update, it says it already is installed. Maybe a bug in the Shavlik code?
For the ESX host update scanning, the manual says that this is because "Check your network connections to ensure that your metadata source is reachable." But as far as I can see, UM opens the correct ports in the firewall of the host and still can't get the metadata from the server where UM is installed on. Maybe another bug.
I'm also receiving this error, if I try to update some virtuel machines. The ESX host is 3.5, the VMware Tools are 64607, the guest operating system is Windows Server 2003 R2 (but no SP2). Some of my virtual machines remediate very well, and others don't. All I get is the nice "The operation is not supported on the object". If I try to scan for updates on these VMs, I get the same error. If I Shutdown Guest first, and scan for updates while the machines are not running, I can do this scan, but the remediate stops again with "The operation is not supported on the object." Does anyone have a clue, what to try and where to look for further analysis?
EDIT: my fault. The ESX host is 3.0.2 - in the inventory under the "Virtual Maschines And Templates"
this VM was located in a wrong folder (where all ESX-hosts have version 3.5), so I assumed the wrong version of the ESX.