You can configure the vCenter Server Appliance to perform automatic checks for available patches in the configured repository URL at a regular interval.

Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface as root.

Verify that you have configured the repository settings and that the current repository URL is accessible. See Configure the Repository for URL-Based Patching.

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In the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, click Update.

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Click Settings.

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Select Check for updates automatically, and select the day and time in UTC to perform automatic checks for available patches.

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Click OK.

The appliance performs regular checks for available patches in the configured repository URL. In the Available updates pane, you can view information about the available patches. You can also view the vCenter Server Appliance health status for notifications about available patches. See vCenter Server Appliance Configuration.