There are errors during the remediation operation…updating esx host using update manager.

Summary:

One of the greatest features of Update Manager (4.0 U1 P1) is that you can click on a cluster and remediate the whole thing.  It places one host @ a time into maintenance mode and does it’s thing.  Unless of course Update Manager happens to be a VM that resides on one of those hosts in the cluster.

Example of Error:

Update Manager VM Error

WorkAround:

  1. Update one host in your cluster manually
  2. Migrate the Update Manager VM to that updated host
  3. Remediate the entire cluster.

Rant:

I like the fact that vCenter returns such an obvious error, but why can’t it move itself to another host like any other self-respecting VM.

No comments: