Before remediation, you should scan the vSphere objects against the attached baselines and baseline groups. To run a scan of hosts in the vSphere inventory immediately, initiate a scan manually.


  1. Connect the vSphere Client to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered and select Home > Inventory > Hosts and Clusters in the navigation bar.
  2. Right-click a host, data center, or any container object and select Scan for Updates.
  3. Select the types of updates to scan for.
    You can scan for either Patches and Extensions or Upgrades.
  4. Click Scan.


The selected inventory object and all child objects are scanned against all patches, extensions, and upgrades in the attached baselines. The larger the virtual infrastructure and the higher up in the object hierarchy that you initiate the scan, the longer the scan takes.