In the vSphere Client, the Update Manager client interface appears under tab Updates. The Updates tab is a first-level tab and is last in the row of vSphere Client first-level tabs, following the Summary, the Monitor, the Configure, the Permissions, and so on, tabs.

Overview of the Update Manager Interface in the vSphere Client

The Update Manager home view in vSphere Client corresponds to the Update Manager administration view in the vSphere Web Client. To access the Update Manager home view in vSphere Client, navigate to Home > Update manager. Another way to navigate to the Update Manager home view is to click Update Manager Home, while you are in the Update Manager compliance view.

In the Update Manager home view, you have the following top-level tabs: Home, Monitor, Baselines, Updates, ESXi Images, and Settings.

In the Update Manager home view, you can do the following tasks:

  • See statistics about non-compliant hosts and clusters and attached baselines in your vSphere environment.
  • Review and check notifications.
  • Create and manage baselines and baseline groups.
  • Review the patch repository and upload patches.
  • Import ESXi images.
  • Configure the Update Manager settings.

To access the Update Manager compliance view in the vSphere Client, selected an inventory object such as a data center, a cluster, or a host and click the Updates tab.

In the Update Manager compliance view, you can do the following tasks:

  • Check compliance and scan results for hosts and clusters.
  • Attach and detach baselines and baseline groups to hosts and clusters.
  • Generate a pre-check remediation report that lists recommended actions to ensure successful remediation.
  • Scan a selected inventory object.
  • Stage patches or extensions to hosts.
  • Upgrade VMware Tools and the hardware version of virtual machines.
  • Remediate hosts against patch, extension, and upgrade baselines.
  • Remediate hosts that are part of a vSAN cluster against system-managed baselines.
  • Upgrade the firmware of hosts in a vSAN cluster.