Best Practices to implement the VMware Update Manager – VUM

[This article is sponsored by Peningo Systems, Inc., a provider of VMware Consulting Services on a nationwide basis. For more information on Peningo Systems, please go to the Peningo VMware Consultants page ]

VMware has released a White Paper titled “VMware Update Manager Performance and Best Practices”. VMware 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. The White Paper provides information on VUM 1.0 host deployment, latency, resource consumption, guest OS tuning, high-latency networks, and the impact of on-access virus scanning. Also this White Paper provides performance tips to help customers tune the system for better performance. We at Peningo Systems strongly recommend this “White Paper” for any VMware Consultant, VMware Architect or IT Executive who are involved in the deployment and implementation of the VMware Update Manager..

This study covers the following topics:

  • Benchmarking Methodology
  • VUM Server Host Deployment
  • Latency Overview
  • Resource Consumption Matrix
  • Guest Operating System Tuning
  • Network Latencies
  • On-Access Virus Scanning
  • Conclusion
  • References

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