You can scan virtual machines and virtual appliances in the vSphere inventory against attached baselines and baseline groups.

After you import a VMware Studio created virtual appliance in the vSphere Web Client, power it on so that it is discovered as a virtual appliance.


  1. Use the vSphere Web Client to log in to a vCenter Server Appliance, or to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered.
  2. From the inventory object navigator, select a virtual machine, and click the Update Manager tab.
  3. Click Scan for Updates.

    The Scan for Updates wizard opens.

  4. Select the types of updates to scan for.

    You can scan for Virtual appliance upgrades, VMware Tools upgrades, and VM Hardware upgrades.

  5. Click OK.


The virtual machines and appliances are scanned against the attached baselines, depending on the options that you selected.

What to do next

Stage and remediate the scanned inventory object with Update Manager in the vSphere Web Client.