VMware has released a new whitepaper that covers best practices for Update Manager, a product that is included with VirtualCenter Server.
Here is the document intro:
VMware Update Manager (VUM) provides a patch management framework for VMware Virtual Infrastructure. IT administrators can use it to patch VMware ESX, Windows, and certain versions of Linux virtual machines. As data centers get bigger, performance implications become more important for patch management. This study covers the following topics:
- Benchmarking Methodology
- VUM Server Host Deployment
- Latency Overview
- Resource Consumption Matrix
- Guest Operating System Tuning
- Network Latencies
- On-Access Virus Scanning
Download it if you want to learn more.