You can scan virtual machines in the vSphere inventory against attached baselines and baseline groups.


  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. From the inventory object navigator, select a virtual machine, and click the Update Manager tab.
  3. Click Scan for Updates.
    The Scan for Updates wizard opens.
  4. Select the types of updates to scan for.
    You can scan for VMware Tools upgrades, and VM Hardware upgrades.
  5. Click OK.


The virtual machines are scanned against the attached baselines, depending on the options that you selected.

What to do next

Stage and remediate the scanned inventory object with Update Manager in the vSphere Web Client.