Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager provides information about installing, configuring, and using VMware® vSphere Update Manager to scan and remediate the objects in your vSphere environment. It also describes the tasks that you can perform to update your vSphere inventory objects and make them compliant against attached baselines and baseline groups.

For scanning and remediation, Update Manager works with the following ESXi versions.

  • For VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware upgrade operations, Update Manager works with ESXi version 5.0 and later.

  • For ESXi host patching operations, Update Manager works with ESXi 5.0 and later.

  • For ESXi host upgrade operations, Update Manager works with ESXi 5.0 and later.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to install, upgrade, or use Update Manager. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and datacenter operations.