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VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager 5.1 Release Notes

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager 5.1 | 4 Oct 2012 | Build 247

VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1 | 10 Sep 2012 | Build 2725

VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.1 | 10 Sep 2012 | Build 782803

Check frequently for additions and updates to these release notes.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

Introduction to the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager simplifies the management of the vSphere-based cloud infrastructure by integrating the robust workflow automation of VMware vCenter Orchestrator with the patch management framework provided by VMware vSphere Update Manager. The Update Manager plug-in enables IT administrators to automate tasks such as scanning and remediation of ESX/ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and appliances against established baselines. The plug-in also allows patching and upgrading ESX/ESXi hosts, as well as installation of third-party modules, to ensure compliance against the baselines. In addition to ESX/ESXi patch management, the plug-in also supports virtual machine operations such as the upgrade of VMware Tools and virtual hardware.

The VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager 5.1 release runs on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.1. The plug-in is compatible with VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.1.

For instructions about installing and configuring the plug-in, see Using the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCenter Update Manager 1.0.

For information about vCenter Orchestrator and vCenter Orchestrator plug-ins, see:

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What's New in VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager 5.1

Version 5.1 of the vSphere Update Manager plug-in has improved performance and runs on vCenter Orchestrator 5.1. The plug-in includes support for VMware vCenter Single Sign On authentication.

Installation Notes for VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager 5.1

You can download version 5.1 from the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager download page.

The Orchestrator 5.1 configuration interface uses a secure connection to communicate with the vSphere Update Manager server. After you install vSphere Update Manager plug-in 5.1, you need to import the required SSL certificate from a URL or file.

  1. Log in to to the Orchestrator configuration interface as vmware.
  2. Click Network.
  3. In the right pane, click the SSL Trust Manager tab.
  4. Load the Update Manager certificate from a URL address or file.
  5. Import from URL https://<your_update_manager_IP_address>:<SOAP_port>
    Import from file C:\<update_manager_installation_directory>\SSL\rui.crt
  6. Click Import.

Earlier Releases of the vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager

Features and issues from earlier releases of the vSphere Update Manager plug-in are described in the release notes for each release. To review release notes for earlier releases of the vSphere Update Manager plug-in, click one of the following links:

Known Issues

The following issue is a known limitation in the VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Update Manager 5.1 release:

  • The Orchestrator method Server.findAllForType might not work as expected
    The Server.findAllForType method of the Orchestrator scripting object Server, and the SOAP service operation find(java.lang.String type, java.lang.String query, java.lang.String username, java.lang.String password) do not work as expected.

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