You can use the software-packages utility to see a list of the patches currently applied to the vCenter Server Appliance. You can also view the list of the installed patches in chronological order and details about a specific patch.

1

Access the appliance shell and log in as a user who has a super administrator role.

The default user with a super administrator role is root.

2

To view the full list of patches and software packages installed in the vCenter Server Appliance, run the following command:

software-packages list
3

To view all patches applied to the vCenter Server Appliance in chronological order, run the following command:

software-packages list	--history

You see the list in chronological order. A single patch in this list can be an update of multiple different packages.

4

To view details about a specific patch, run the following command:

software-packages list --patch	patch_name

For example, if you want to view the details about the VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-Patch1 patch, run the following command:

software-packages list --patch VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-Patch1

You can see the complete list of details about the patch, such as vendor, description, and installation date.