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


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


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Update Manager.
  2. Navigate to Menu > Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Select a host or a cluster from the inventory and click the Updates tab.
  4. Select Host Updates.
  5. Click Attach > Attach Baseline or Baseline Group.
  6. In the Attach dialog box, select one or more baselines or baseline groups to attach to the object.
    If you select a baseline group, all baselines in the groups are selected. You cannot deselect individual baselines in a group.
  7. Click Attach to confirm the selection.
    The baseline is visible in the Attached Baselines list.

What to do next

Scan the selected object against the attached baselines.