VMware Update Manager (VUM) on a 64bits OS

I Googled for this article many time and I was wondering why I haven’t made a post about this on my blog for my own documentation.
When you want to install VUM on a 64bits OS for example Windows 2008 R2 you need to create a 32bit odbc database connection because VUM is still 32bit.

Everytime I search for this article I end up at boche.net website. He made a great post about creating a 32bit odbc databse connection. So for your and mine convenience here is the link.

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Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

6 Comments to “VMware Update Manager (VUM) on a 64bits OS”

  1. By Mike, December 30, 2010 @ 13:40

    Note: With vCenter 4.1 this ain’t necessary. Just install a embedded SQL instance.

  2. By Mike, December 30, 2010 @ 13:40

    Note: With vCenter 4.1 this ain’t necessary. Just install a embedded SQL instance.

  3. By dboftlp, December 30, 2010 @ 21:26

    @Mike,
    A lot of places run VUM on the vCenter and installing an embedded SQL instance is not an option and can impact performance. So I’m one of those people who end up at the same damn link as posted above, lol…

  4. By dboftlp, December 30, 2010 @ 21:26

    @Mike,
    A lot of places run VUM on the vCenter and installing an embedded SQL instance is not an option and can impact performance. So I’m one of those people who end up at the same damn link as posted above, lol…

  5. By Mike, January 2, 2011 @ 14:10

    I agree, the best solution is to use a separate SQL server. But sometimes you don’t have a option. Surprisingly I selected to use the embedded SQL server with VUM and it works. Even when my vCenter was using a the embedded SQL also…

  6. By Mike, January 2, 2011 @ 14:10

    I agree, the best solution is to use a separate SQL server. But sometimes you don’t have a option. Surprisingly I selected to use the embedded SQL server with VUM and it works. Even when my vCenter was using a the embedded SQL also…

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