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11Feb/113

Web sites hosting the patch definitions and patches cannot be accessed or have no patch data

VMware Update Manager gives the following error:

Download patch definitions
hostname.domain.local
Web sites:
https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/ind-
ex.xml; hosting the patch definitions and patches cannot be
accessed or have no patch data. Check the Internet connectivity.
DOMAIN\user
hostname.domain.local
2/9/2011 4:31:18 PM
2/9/2011 4:31:18 PM
2/9/2011 4:32:55 PM

Check to make sure you can access that xml file in IE from the vcenter server

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23Jan/110

Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the create snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.

I experienced this problem in my environment because we use Backup Exec. When I deployed VMWare Data Recovery, it uses VSS to quiesce the file system before taking a backup snapshot.

Well, as it it turns out... Backup Exec's Remote Agent also includes a VSS component, and they break each other when a VSS request comes in.

Here is the VMWare article I found, which was MOST useful. It includes links to Symantec's articles on the same issue, and even resolution steps with all caveats documented. Read carefully at the bottom of the Symantec articles, there is good info there.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1009558

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