There was an error connecting to VMware vSphere Update Manager

There was an error connecting to VMware vSphere Update Manager

You might see this error after installing VMware Update Manager plug-in.

There was an error connecting toVMware vSphere Update Manager. Database temporarily unavailable or has network problems.

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The problem here could be that you installed Update Manager with a remote SQL 2005, 2008 or 2012 database using Windows Authentication and the Update Manager Service is set to log in as a Local System Account.

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Right click on VMware vSphere Update Manager Service and select Properties:

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Change Local system Account to your desired service account and password:

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Click OK to this warning:

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Restart the service:

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 Enabling the Update Manager plug-in fails with the error: database unavailable or has network problems (1015223)

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