After installing the VMware Update Manager plugin you get this error:
There was an error connecting to VMware vSphere Update Manager – [xxxx.local:443].
Database temproarily unavailable or has network problems.
This is because the VMware vSphere Update Manager Service is set to run as the Local System and this account doesn’t have permission to run the plugin.
To fix the error connecting to VMware vSphere Update Manager, change this service to an account with the correct permissions ( ❗ You have to do this even if you specified the account in the VMware Update Manager installer). This account must have rights to Log On As A Service, which it will get after you add it to run the service.
To change the VMware Update Manager Service to run with another account:
- Click Start -> Run
- Type services.msc
- Right click the VMware Update Manager Service
- Click Properties
- Click the Log On tab
- Specify the account to run the service
- Click OK, OK
- Restart the VMware Update Manager Service
Restart the vSphere Client and you should no longer get the error connecting to VMware vSphere Update Manager database.