A fixed baseline is a set of patches that do not change as patch availability changes.


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


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Update Manager.
  2. Navigate to Menu > Update Manager.
    The Update Manager home appears.
  3. Click Baselines.
  4. Click New and select New Baseline.
    The Create Baseline wizard appears.
  5. On the Name and description page, enter a name and, optionally, a description of the baseline.
  6. To create an ESXi patch baseline, select Patch and click Next.
  7. On the Select Patches Automatically page, disable automatic updates by deselecting the option to automatically update the baseline with patches that match your criteria and click Next.
  8. On the Select Patches Manually page, select the patches that you want to include in the baseline and click Next.
  9. On the Summary page, review your selections and click Finish.


The new baseline appears in the baselines list on the Baselines tab.You can attach the baseline to a data center, a cluster, or a host.

What to do next

Attach the baseline to a data center, a cluster, or a host.