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Add Import-Patch cmdlet (VUM)

Currently there is no documented way to import patches to the Update Manager.

If you host more than one vCenter (imagine over 30)  and you are not able to run the VUM Download Service it´s a waste of time to manually upload the patches on each vCenter. 

It would be great to have a cmdlet to specify a patch url (local or http(s)) to upload the patches into the VUM patch repository.

  • Maximilian Brendler
  • Aug 9 2018
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  • James Mann commented
    17 Jul 14:16

    Same situation over 100 VCSAs need way to automate pushing patches up to VUM. Like you can with vSAN HCL DB

  • Bill Parrish commented
    09 Mar 15:03


  • Alex Thomson commented
    November 15, 2018 18:57

    This would be huge for us as well.  I've written a script to use a source vCenter's baselines as a "gold" version and sync target VCs but the non-VMware patches have to already be there

  • Maximilian Brendler commented
    August 13, 2018 07:20

    Hi Jody,

    I would be pleased if you would share your experiences with me.

    Just to work around this until the cmdlet may be implemented. Thanks! :)


  • Jody Whitlock commented
    August 11, 2018 00:50

    I manage several vCenters (around 20) and separate VUMs for each.  What I do as a workaround is to use the Download Service on one machine that I use to create my Shared Repository.  I can "import" patches and other bundles to the shared repo and all of my VUMs can see them.

    I also created some cmdlets to promote baselines from my Lab through Development and Production pretty easily, but if this was all built in then that would be much easier.