To upgrade the hosts in your vSphere environment, you must create host upgrade baselines.

Before you begin

Upload at least one ESXi image.

Procedure

  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. On the Baselines and Groups tab, click Create above the Baselines pane.
  5. Under Baseline Type, select Host Upgrade and click Next.
  6. On the ESXi Image page, select a host upgrade image and click Next.
  7. Review the Ready to Complete page and click Finish.

Results

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