Notifications that Update Manager downloads are displayed on the Notifications tab of the Update Manager Administration view.


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. Click the Notifications tab in the Update Manager Administration view.
  2. Double-click a notification to view the notification details.
  3. Click Check Notifications on the upper-right to check for notifications immediately.

    Any new notifications that are available on the VMware Web site are immediately downloaded even if the Enable scheduled download checkbox is not selected in Configuration > Notification Check Schedule.