A consolidated recommendation to remediate multiple findings by applying a single patch, or upgrade.

An example is upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 to U2, which will address 10 Findings.

The following details are provided for each product listed within Upgrade Recommendations:


The product (ie. vCenter Server).

Current Version

The current version of the product.

Current Build

The current build of the product.


The total number of findings for the affected objects of the product.

Affected Objects

The total number of objects affected by the findings.

Expanding an upgrade recommendation for a product displays information about the upgrade recommendation.

Upgrade Version

The recommended upgrade version.

Upgrade Build

The recommended upgrade build number.

Findings Addressed

The number of findings addressed by upgrading to the recommended version/build.

Interoperability Issues

If a product is not interoperable with the upgrade recommendation, an Issues Detected alert is displayed. This indicates that a current product is not interoperable with the upgrade recommendation, and additional action is required before implementing the upgrade recommendation.


Click Show Details to view additional information about the Upgrade Recommendation, including product interoperability, findings addressed, and affected objects.

Upgrade Recommendations are available within the Findings & Recommendations page.


  1. In Skyline Advisor, click Findings & Recommendations.
  2. Click Upgrade Recommendations.
  3. Upgrade Recommendations for each product are shown under the managing vCenter Server. There may be multiple upgrade recommendations for a single product. To view all recommendations for the chosen product, Click the arrow next to the product.
  4. The upgrade version, upgrade build, and findings addressed by performing the upgrade recommendation are displayed. To view more information about the upgrade recommendations, Click Show Details.

Example: Upgrade Recommendation Example

Your environment consists of 10 ESXi hosts. All ESXi hosts are running ESXi version 6.5U1. Skyline makes the following Upgrade Recommendations:

  • To remediate 5 findings, upgrade ESXi to 6.5 U2.

  • To remediate 8 findings, upgrade ESXi to 6.5 U3.

  • To remediate 10 findings, upgrade ESXi to 6.7.

Choosing to upgrade ESXi to 6.7, more findings are addressed than ESXi to 6.5 U2. To view additional details, click the arrow next to the Upgrade Recommendation, then click Show Details.

Figure 1. Upgrade Recommendation

What to do next

View Upgrade Recommendation Details.