The Patch Details window displays a table of the patches ordered according to their compliance status with the selected virtual machine or host.

The compliance summary above the table in the Patch Details window represents the number of the applicable patches, missing patches (noncompliant), compliant patches, staged patches, and so on. If any of the patches are in the incompatible state, the compliance summary displays a detailed view of the incompatible patches. Incompatibility might be a result of a conflict, missing update packages, and so on.

You can obtain complete information about a patch by double-clicking a patch in the Patch Details window.

Table 1. Patch Details Window



Patch Name

Name of the update.


Vendor of the update.


Compliance status of the patch. The state might be Missing (Non-Compliant), Not Applicable, Unknown, Installed (Compliant), and so on.

Patch ID

Vendor-assigned identification code of the update.


Severity of the update. For hosts, the severity status might be Critical, General, Security, and so on. For virtual machines, the severity might be Critical, Important, Moderate, and so on.


Category of the update. The category might be Security, Enhancement, Recall, Info, Other, and so on.


The action that you must take to apply the update. This action might include rebooting the system or putting the host into maintenance mode.

Release Date

Release date of the update.