Fixing VMware Update Manager After Changing vCenter Server Host Name
Recently I encountered a problem with the VMware Update Manager after I changed the host name of my vCenter Server. Turns out that some reconfiguration is necessary. This is the error message that is presented when I started the vSphere Client and it attempts to load the Update Manager plugin:
Okay let’s fix this. Go to Start, right click My Computer, then in the menu select Management.
On the left open up “Services and Applications” and click the Services branch. In the right pane right click the VMware Update Manager Service and select Stop. Keep the Computer Management MMC open for now.
Now open up Wordpad and we need to edit a file. The file doesn’t open correct with Notepad. Browse to the following file:
If using 32-bit Windows edit
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vci-integrity.xml.
If using 64-bit Windows edit
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vci-integrity.xml.
Search the file for this XML tag:
Replace the “Old_vCenter_Server_Name” or IP Address with the new host name. I used the FQDN and it worked fine.
Switch back to the Computer Management and right Click the VMware Update Manager Service again and select Start.
Now open up the vSphere Client and it should start and load the Update Manager plugin with no errors. Yes!