Fixed baselines consist of a specific set of patches that do not change as patch availability changes.


Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered, and on the Home page, click Update Manager under Solutions and Applications. If your vCenter Server system is part of a connected group in vCenter Linked Mode, you must specify the Update Manager instance to use, by selecting the name of the corresponding vCenter Server system in the navigation bar.


  1. On the Baselines and Groups tab, click Create above the Baselines pane.
  2. Type a name, and optionally, a description of the baseline.
  3. Under Baseline Type, select Host Patch, and click Next.
  4. Select Fixed for the type of baseline and click Next.
  5. Select individual patches to include and click the down arrow to add them to the Fixed Patches to Add list.
  6. (Optional) Click Advanced to find specific patches to include in the baseline.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.


The new baseline is displayed in the Baselines pane of the Baselines and Groups tab.