The location of VMware Update Manager metadata and updates is held in the following directory as part of the default install:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager

Subdirectories
\Data
\Logs


With the host updates there is an XML defining the contents of the directory.
Example contents.xml:
<contents createdTimestamp="1237053873" id="1237053873.89-0.541571816726" version="1.0">
<folder bundleID="ESX350-200712401-BG" name="ESX350-200712401-BG" />
</contents>

The update metadata is stored in the "Data" directory.
Example Update Metadata:
<vendor>VMware, Inc.</vendor>
<product>VMware ESX Server</product>
<release>ESX350-200804404-BG</release>
<releasedate>2008-04-15T14:03:16-07:00</releasedate>
<summary>Update to VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-vmkiscsi</summary>
<description>This patch includes a fix to allow Windows virtual machines to boot when DataDigest is enabled in software iSCSI.  For details, please refer to KB#  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004164.</description>
<contact>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</contact>
<type>Partial</type>
<bundleType>Patch</bundleType>
<dependencies>
<IDList field="requires">
<ID>3.5.0-6460*</ID>
<ID>ESX350-200804408-BG</ID>
<ID>ESX350-200804407-BG</ID>
</IDList>
<Bool field="RebootRequired">True</Bool>
<Bool field="HostdRestart">False</Bool>
<Bool field="MModeRequired">True</Bool>
</dependencies>
<upgradepaths>
<path release="3.5.0"> </path>
</upgradepaths>
<rpmlist>
<rpm arch="i386" epoch="" rel="84374" ver="350.3.6.3">VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-vmkiscsi</rpm>
</rpmlist>
</descriptor></scanData><contentKeySetID>20070727</contentKeySetID><packageKeySetID>DF0E92173A866B513A0B78938F9EAEDE503E9A76</packageKeySetID><bundleType>patch</bundleType><installationImpact>reboot;mmode</installationImpact></package><package><name>ESX350-200802413-BG</name><version>3.5.0</version><installer><run> </run><platform> </platform></installer><vendor>VMware, Inc.</vendor><releaseDate>2008-03-10T00:00:00.328-07:00</releaseDate><releaseBuild>00000</releaseBuild><locale>INTL</locale><summary>Updates to Emulex lpfc driver.</summary><severity>General</severity><category>General</category><description>This patch fixes the following issue: Host hangs after Emulex timeout errors appear when the Emulex HBA can't transfer more than 1MB via direct memory access (DMA) in an AMD chipset environment.  Please refer to KB# 1003460 for more details.</description><packageDetailsUrl>http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003460</packageDetailsUrl><packageContentsUrl>http://download3.vmware.com/software/alpinebeta/release-0046-20080310/ESX350-200802413-BG.zip</packageContentsUrl><signature><signatureType>gpg-sha1</signatureType><signature>http://download3.vmware.com/software/alpinebeta/release-0046-20080310/ESX350-200802413-BG.zip.sig</signature></signature><scanData><descriptor UTCtimestamp="1204671415" version="2.0">
<vendor>VMware, Inc.</vendor>
<product>VMware ESX Server</product>
<release>ESX350-200802413-BG</release>
<releasedate>2008-03-04T06:56:55-08:00</releasedate>
<summary>Updates to Emulex lpfc driver.</summary>
<description>This patch fixes the following issue: Host hangs after Emulex timeout errors appear when the Emulex HBA can't transfer more than 1MB via direct memory access (DMA) in an AMD chipset environment.  Please refer to KB# 1003460 for more details.</description>
<contact>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</contact>
<type>Partial</type>
<bundleType>Patch</bundleType>
<dependencies>
<IDList field="requires">
<ID>3.5.0-6460*</ID>
<ID>ESX350-200802403-BG</ID>
<ID>ESX350-200802409-BG</ID>
</IDList>
<Bool field="RebootRequired">True</Bool>
<Bool field="HostdRestart">False</Bool>
<Bool field="MModeRequired">True</Bool>
</dependencies>
<upgradepaths>
<path release="3.5.0">
</path>
</upgradepaths>
<rpmlist>
<rpm arch="i386" epoch="" rel="77234" ver="7.4.0.13.1">VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-lpfc_elx_v740</rpm>
</rpmlist>
</descriptor></scanData><contentKeySetID>20070727</contentKeySetID><packageKeySetID>DF0E92173A866B513A0B78938F9EAEDE503E9A76</packageKeySetID><bundleType>patch</bundleType><installationImpact>reboot;mmode</installationImpact></package><package><name>ESX350-200805513-BG</name><version>3.5.0</version><installer><run> </run><platform> </platform></installer><vendor>VMware, Inc.</vendor><releaseDate>2008-06-03T00:00:00.328-07:00</releaseDate><releaseBuild>95350</releaseBuild><locale>INTL</locale><summary>Update to VMware-esx-iscsi</summary><severity>Critical</severity><category>Critical</category><description>This patch provides an update to VMware-esx-iscsi. 
Fixed a memory access issue in the iSCSI daemon.
For details, please refer to KB#  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004649.</description><packageDetailsUrl>http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004649</packageDetailsUrl><packageContentsUrl>http://download3.vmware.com/software/alpinebeta/release-0052-20080602/ESX350-200805513-BG.zip</packageContentsUrl><signature><signatureType>gpg-sha1</signatureType><signature>http://download3.vmware.com/software/alpinebeta/release-0052-20080602/ESX350-200805513-BG.zip.sig</signature></signature><scanData><descriptor UTCtimestamp="1212155389" version="2.0">
<vendor>VMware, Inc.</vendor>
<product>VMware ESX Server</product>
<release>ESX350-200805513-BG</release>
<releasedate>2008-05-29T22:49:49-07:00</releasedate>
<summary>Update to VMware-esx-iscsi</summary>
<description>This patch provides an update to VMware-esx-iscsi. 
Fixed a memory access issue in the iSCSI daemon.
For details, please refer to KB#  http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004649.</description>
<contact>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.</contact>
<type>Partial</type>
<bundleType>Patch</bundleType>
<dependencies>
<IDList field="requires">
<ID>3.5.0-6460*</ID>
<ID>ESX350-200805502-BG</ID>
<ID>ESX350-200805503-BG</ID>
</IDList>
<Bool field="RebootRequired">True</Bool>
<Bool field="HostdRestart">False</Bool>
<Bool field="MModeRequired">True</Bool>
</dependencies>
<rpmlist>
<rpm arch="i386" epoch="" rel="95350" ver="3.5.0">VMware-esx-iscsi</rpm>
</rpmlist>
</descriptor></scanData><contentKeySetID>20070727</contentKeySetID><packageKeySetID>DF0E92173A866B513A0B78938F9EAEDE503E9A76</packageKeySetID><bundleType>patch</bundleType><installationImpact>reboot;mmode</installationImpact></package><package><name>ESX350-200903209-UG</name><version>3.5.0</version><installer/><vendor>VMware, Inc.</vendor><releaseDate>2009-03-30T00:00:00.328-07:00</releaseDate><releaseBuild>153875</releaseBuild><locale>INTL</locale><summary>Updates SATA SCSI Drivers</summary><severity>Critical</severity><category>Critical</category><description>This bundle updates the following RPMs: VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-sata_nv, VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-sata_promise, VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-sata_sil, VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-sata_svw, VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-sata_vsc, VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-ahci, VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-ata_piix. For details, see KB 1007979 at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007979.</description><packageDetailsUrl>http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007979</packageDetailsUrl><packageContentsUrl>http://download3.vmware.com/software/production/release-0502-20090319/ESX350-200903209-UG.zip</packageContentsUrl><signature><signatureType>gpg-sha1</signatureType><signature>http://download3.vmware.com/software/production/release-0502-20090319/ESX350-200903209-UG.zip.sig</signature></signature><scanData><descriptor UTCtimestamp="1237082631" version="2.0">





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