Update Manager includes default baselines that you can use to scan any virtual machine, virtual appliance, or host to determine whether the hosts in your environment are updated with the latest patches, or whether the virtual appliances and virtual machines are upgraded to the latest version.

Critical Host Patches (Predefined)

Checks ESX/ESXi hosts for compliance with all critical patches.

Non-Critical Host Patches (Predefined)

Checks ESX/ESXi hosts for compliance with all optional patches.

VMware Tools Upgrade to Match Host (Predefined)

Checks virtual machines for compliance with the latest VMware Tools version on the host. Update Manager supports upgrading of VMware Tools for virtual machines on hosts that are running ESX/ESXi 4.0 and later.

VM Hardware Upgrade to Match Host (Predefined)

Checks the virtual hardware of a virtual machine for compliance with the latest version supported by the host. Update Manager supports upgrading to virtual hardware version vmx-10 on hosts that are running ESXi 5.5.

VA Upgrade to Latest (Predefined)

Checks virtual appliance compliance with the latest released virtual appliance version.