To view compliance information and scan objects in the inventory against baselines and baseline groups, you must first attach existing baselines and baseline groups to these objects. You can attach baselines and baseline groups to objects.


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


  1. Select the type of object in the vSphere Web Client object navigator.
    For example, Hosts and Clusters or VMs and Templates, and select an object or a container object.
  2. Select the Update Manager tab.
  3. In the Attach Baseline or Baseline Group window, select one or more baselines or baseline groups to attach to the object.
    If you select one or more baseline groups, all baselines in the groups are selected. You cannot deselect individual baselines in a group.
  4. (Optional) Create a baseline or a baseline group, if the existing baselines and groups do not match your task, and complete the remaining steps in the respective wizard.
    The Attach Baseline or Group window collapses to the Work In Progress pane, and the respective New Baseline Group window or New Baseline Group window opens. When you complete the steps to create the baseline or the baseline group, the Attach Baseline or Group window reopens.
  5. Click OK.

What to do next

Scan the selected object against the attached baselines.