You can review compliance information for the virtual machines, virtual appliances, and hosts against baselines and baseline groups that you attach.

When you select a container object, you view the overall compliance status of the attached baselines, as well as all the individual compliance statuses. If you select an individual baseline attached to the container object, you see the compliance status of the baseline.

If you select an individual virtual machine, appliance, or host, you see the overall compliance status of the selected object against all attached baselines and the number of updates. If you further select an individual baseline attached to this object, you see the number of updates grouped by the compliance status for that baseline.

1

Use the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client to connect to a vCenter Server system with which Update Manager is registered.

2

Select the type of object for which you want to view compliance information.

Client

Steps

vSphere Web Client

1

Depending on the compliance information you want to see, perform the following steps:

a

To view host compliance information, select Home > Hosts and Clusters, and select a host, a cluster, a datacenter or a vCenter Server instance.

b

To view virtual machine compliance information, select Home > VMs and Templates, and select a virtual machine, a folder or a virtual appliance.

2

Select Manage tab, and then select Update Manager tab.

vSphere Client

1

Depending on the compliance information you want to see, perform the following steps:

a

To view host compliance information, select Home > Inventory > Hosts and Clusters, and select a host, a cluster, a datacenter or a vCenter Server instance.

b

To view virtual machine compliance information, select Home > Inventory > VMs and Templates, and select a virtual machine, a folder or a virtual appliance.

2

Select the Update Manager tab.

3

Select one of the attached baselines to view compliance information for the object against that baseline.