“Download failed” when using proxy for VCSA update

“Download failed” when using proxy for VCSA update

There is still a bug in current VCSA 6.5 U1g. When you use a proxy server in management interface (Port 5480) to access VMware repository for updates, you get a “Download failed” error. The problem is that in configuration file https-proxy setting will not be set. To resolve the issue, do the following:

  1. Log in to VCSA shell
  2. Edit /etc/sysconfig/proxy
      • set entry HTTPS_PROXY like HTTP_PROXY
      • example:
        • HTTP_PROXY="http://proxy:3128/"
        • HTTPS_PROXY="http://proxy:3128/"

No reboot or service restart is necessary. Just re-try to scan repository.

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