This database view contains software update metadata.

Table 1. VUMV_UPDATES

Field

Notes

UPDATE_ID

Unique ID generated by Update Manager

TYPE

Entity type: virtual machine, virtual appliance, or host

TITLE

Title

DESCRIPTION

Description

META_UID

Unique ID provided by the vendor for this update (for example, MS12444 for Microsoft updates)

SEVERITY

Update severity information: Not Applicable, Low, Moderate, Important, Critical, HostGeneral, and HostSecurity

RELEASE_DATE

Date on which this update was released by the vendor

DOWNLOAD_TIME

Date and time this update was downloaded by the Update Manager server into the Update Manager database

SPECIAL_ATTRIBUTE

Any special attribute associated with this update (for example, all Microsoft Service packs are marked as Service Pack)

COMPONENT

Target component, such as HOST_GENERAL, VM_GENERAL, VM_TOOLS, VM_HARDWAREVERSION or VA_GENERAL

UPDATECATEGORY

Specifies whether the update is a patch or an upgrade.