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VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 Performance and Best Practices

VMware vCenter Update Manager (also known as VUM) provides a patch management framework for VMware vSphere. IT administrators can use it to patch and upgrade ESX/ESXi hosts, upgrade VMware Tools and virtual hardware for virtual machines, as well as upgrade virtual appliances.

A white paper that examines the performance of VUM is available. This paper includes some interesting information, including:

  • VUM deployment recommendations that maximize performance
  • A look at the latencies of common VUM operations
  • The resource consumption profile of VUM operations for CPU, network, disk, and database
  • How much time it takes to remediate a cluster sequentially vs. in parallel
  • VUM performance in a low bandwidth, high latency, or lossy network
  • How the use of bandwidth throttling affects host staging and remediation over LAN and WAN
  • Performance tips and best practices

For the full paper, see VMware vCenter Update Manager 5.0 Performance and Best Practices.

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