Setting up WSUS function

System Administrator Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) provides centralized management for applying updates provided by the Microsoft Corporation. When the WSUS server works with the SVP, Security Updates for which our operation verification has been complete can automatically apply to the SVP .

This allows customers to centrally manage the application of Security Updates to the SVP, which was previously performed as a maintenance operation. To use this function, perform the following procedure for enabling the WSUS function.

  • The WSUS server must be prepared by the customer.
  • Configure the network so that the WSUS server can communicate with the SVP.
  • Set the WSUS server so that Security Updates can be received by the SVP.
  • Set the WSUS server so that only Security Updates for which our operation verification has been complete applies to the SVP.
  • You must have the Security Administrator (View & Modify) role to perform this task.
  • A single SVP configuration must be created. In a duplex SVP configuration with the SVP High Reliability Kit installed, the WSUS function cannot be enabled.
  • To enter the host name in the WSUS server URL, set the host name and the domain name of the WSUS server for the DNS server.
Applying Security Updates for which our operation verification has not been complete to the SVP might produce unpredictable results such as the inability to operate the SVP.
Note: Make a note of the settings during the following operating procedure, which might be useful if you reconfigure the WSUS settings to replace the SVP.
  1. On the management client, open a web browser.
  2. Open the Tool Panel dialog box by specifying the following URL:
  3. Click WSUS Settings.
  4. Enter the administrator user ID in the User ID field and the password in the Password field, and click Login. The WSUS Settings dialog box opens.
  5. Select a radio button.
    Even if you change the WSUS settings from Enable to Disable, the downloaded Security Updates might apply to the SVP.
  6. To enable the WSUS function, enter the WSUS server URL.


  7. Set the active hours between 6 and 18 hours .
  8. Click Next to open the dialog box opens to confirm the WSUS settings updates.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Check the following audit logs to verify whether Security Updates are applied by using the WSUS function.

    Function name: BASE

    Operation Name: WindowsServerUpdateServices