Update Manager stores patch and extension metadata.

You can use the patch repository for various tasks, such as the following:

  • Manage patches and extensions
  • Check for new patches and extensions
  • View patch and extension details
  • View the baselines in which a patch or an extension is included
  • View recalled patches
  • Import patches

If your vCenter Server system is connected to other vCenter Server systems by a common vCenter Single Sign-On domain, and you have at least one Update Manager instance, you can select the Update Manager repository that you want to view.

In the vSphere Web Client, you can find the patch repository in the Update Manager Admin view, where under the Manage tab there is a Patch Repository tab.

In the vSphere Client, the patch repository is available from the Update Manager Home view under the Updates tab.