You can change the name and type of an existing baseline group. You can also edit a baseline group by adding or removing the upgrade and patch baselines a baseline group contains.

In the vSphere Web Client, you edit baseline groups from the Update Manager Admin view.


  • Required privileges: VMware vSphere Update Manager.Manage Baselines.Manage Baseline.


  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. In the Home view of the vSphere Web Client, select the Update Manager icon.
  3. From the Objects tab, select an Update Manager instance.
    The Objects tab also displays all the vCenter Server system to which an Update Manager instance is connected.
  4. Click the Manage tab.
  5. Click VMs Baselines .
  6. Select an existing baseline, and click Edit existing baseline definition.
  7. Edit the name of the baseline group.
  8. (Optional) Change the included upgrade baselines (if any).
  9. (Optional) Change the included patch baselines (if any).
  10. (Optional) Change the included extension baselines (if any).
  11. Review the Ready to Complete page and click OK.