Update Manager (VUM) is a component of VMware Infrastructure that
automates patches and upgrades of ESX hosts as well as Windows and
Linux virtual machines. A new white paper, VMware Update Manager
Performance and Best Practices http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vum_1.0_performance.pdf, is now available.
In this paper we discuss VUM 1.0
host deployment, latency, resource consumption, guest OS tuning,
high-latency networks, and the impact of on-access virus scanning. We
also provide performance tips to help customers tune the system for