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VMware Update Manager - Changing Default Location for patch repository

Today I had installed VMware Update Manager (5.5 Environment) with its default settings for downloading patches. I wanted to check and also change the path of this location. After looking within the VI client under the update manager configuration tab I could not see any reference of where this location is. VMware has an article which describes how to see and change the location of this repository  KB1004152 . 1. Open vci-intergrity.xml file which by default is at C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vci-integrity.xml. If you are using 64-bit Windows then the default location would be C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\vci-integrity.xml 2. Search for "patchstore" and you should see something similar to below displaying what the current patch repository path is 3. Modify the path to what you would like it to be which I have got below as "D:\Patch\" and save the file 4. The new location would be empty so

Nested ESXi using custom ESXi ISO error

I was trying to install nested ESXi 5.5 environment and came across this error <VALIDATE_HOST_HW ERROR: vendor VIB for HP found, but host is VMware, Inc.> After a bit of digging around it appears that I was using a custom ESXi ISO from HP which was the cause of the problem. The ESXi installer was looking for HP hardware information which it couldn't gather. So next time remember when doing a nested build just use the default VMware ISO.