After moving VirtualCenter database update manager displays an error

After moving VirtualCenter 5.1 database to a different SQL server the Update Manager component displays an error stating the following:

There was an error connecting to vmware vsphere update manager {vcenterserver1:443} 

Database temporarily unavailable or has network issues

Opening up ODBC thru administrative tools -> data sources does not show a System DSN for “UMDB”. It will only display the VCDB connection 

To display the “UMDB” connection run the following command in start -> run

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe

This will display the 32 bit ODBC connection and from here you will be able to repoint the Update Manager database to the proper SQL server

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Author: JA


One Response to After moving VirtualCenter database update manager displays an error

  1. Bill D says:

    Many thanks – I’ve been searching and searching for a solution and finally came across yours – the one that worked for our situation.

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