You can combine multiple baselines of different types into a baseline group. For example, you can combine one host upgrade baseline with multiple patch or extension baselines, or you can combine multiple patch and extension baselines.

A baseline group might contain a single host upgrade baseline and multiple patch or extension baselines, or a combination of host patch and host extension baselines.

You can create a baseline group and add baselines to it later.


Required privileges: VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager.Manage Baselines


  1. Navigate to the vSphere Lifecycle Manager home view.
    1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Lifecycle Manager.
    2. Select a vCenter Server system from the Lifecycle Manager drop-down menu.
      The drop-down menu is available only when multiple vCenter Server systems are connected by a common vCenter Single Sign-On domain. By selecting a vCenter Server system, you specify which vSphere Lifecycle Manager instance you want to administer.
  2. On the Baselines tab, select New > Baseline Group.
    The Create Baseline Group wizard opens.
  3. On the Name and Description page, enter a unique name and, optionally, a description for the baseline group, and click Next.
  4. (Optional) On the Upgrade Baseline page, select an upgrade baseline to include in the baseline group and click Next .
    1. Select the Add the following Upgrade Baseline to the Group check box.
    2. Select an upgrade baseline from the list.
  5. (Optional) On the Patch Baselines page, select patch baselines to include in the baseline group and click Next.
  6. (Optional) On the Extension Baselines page, select extension baselines to include in the baseline group and click Next.
  7. On the Summary page, review your selections and click Finish.


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