Before remediation, you should scan the vSphere objects against the attached baselines and baseline groups. You can run a scan of hosts in the vSphere inventory immediately by initiating a scan from the Update Manager Web Client, and later perform staging and remediation from the Update Manager Client plug-in for the vSphere Client.


  1. Start the vSphere Web Client, and log in to the vCenter Server system.
  2. In the vSphere Web Client object navigator, select an ESX/ESXi host, or a host folder.
  3. Click the Monitor tab, and click Update Manager.
  4. Click Scan and select the types of updates to scan for.

    You can scan for Patches and Extensions and Upgrades.

  5. Click OK.


The selected host, or the container object is scanned against all patches, extensions, and upgrades in the attached baselines.

What to do next

Stage and remediate the scanned inventory object in Update Manager Client plug-in for the vSphere Client.