You can use the software-packages utility to see a list of the patches currently applied to the vCenter Server Appliance. You can also view the list of the installed patches in chronological order and details about a specific patch.

Procedure

  1. Access the appliance shell and log in as a user who has a super administrator role.

    The default user with a super administrator role is root.

  2. To view the full list of patches and software packages installed in the vCenter Server Appliance, run the following command:
    software-packages list
  3. To view all patches applied to the vCenter Server Appliance in chronological order, run the following command:
    software-packages list	--history

    You see the list in chronological order. A single patch in this list can be an update of multiple different packages.

  4. To view details about a specific patch, run the following command:
    software-packages list --patch	patch_name

    For example, if you want to view the details about the VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-Patch1 patch, run the following command:

    software-packages list --patch VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-Patch1

    You can see the complete list of details about the patch, such as vendor, description, and installation date.