You can manually remediate virtual machines and virtual appliances at the same time against baseline groups containing upgrade baselines. You can also schedule a remediation operation at a time that is convenient for you.

Note:

Update Manager supports remediation of virtual appliances and vApps created with VMware Studio 2.0 and later.

To remediate virtual machines and virtual appliances together, they must be in one container, such as a folder, vApp, or a datacenter. You must then attach a baseline group or a set of individual virtual appliance or virtual machine baselines to the container. If you attach a baseline group, it can contain both virtual machine and virtual appliance baselines. The virtual machine baselines apply to virtual machines only, and the virtual appliance baselines apply to virtual appliances only.

During remediation, virtual appliances must be able to connect to the Update Manager server. Ensure that the proxy configuration of virtual appliances lets them connect to the Update Manager server.

With Update Manager you can remediate templates. A template is a master copy of a virtual machine that can be used to create and provision new virtual machines.

You can set up automatic upgrades of VMware Tools on power cycle for virtual machines. For more information, see Upgrade VMware Tools on Power Cycle.

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Update Manager does not support virtual machine patch baselines.

If a host is connected to vCenter Server by using an IPv6 address, you cannot scan and remediate virtual machines and virtual appliances that run on the host.

Remediation of VMware vCenter Server Appliance is not supported. For more information about upgrading the virtual appliance, see the vCenter Server upgrade documentation.