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


  1. Use the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client to connect to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered.
  2. Depending on the client you use to connect to vCenter Server perform the following steps.
    Client Steps
    vSphere Web Client
    1. On the Manage tab, under Host Baselines, click Create a new baseline.
    vSphere Client
    1. On the Baselines and Groups tab, click Create above the Baselines tab.
  3. Type a name, and optionally, a description of the baseline.
  4. Under Baseline Type, select Host Patch, and click Next.
  5. Select Fixed for the type of baseline and click Next.
  6. Select individual patches to include and click the down arrow to add them to the Fixed Patches to Add list.
  7. (Optional) If you use the vSphere Client, click Advanced to find specific patches to include in the baseline.
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Ready to Complete page, click Finish.


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