You upgrade virtual appliances by using a predefined virtual appliance upgrade baseline, or by creating a custom virtual appliance upgrade baseline. Data Director virtual appliance upgrades require that you create a custom virtual appliance upgrade baseline.

Logged in to a vSphere Client as an administrator.

Verify that the vSphere Client is connected to a vCenter Server system with which vSphere Update Manager is registered.


In the Baselines and Groups tab, click VMs/VAs to review the existing baselines and groups.


Click Create to start the New Baseline wizard.


Enter a meaningful name, such as Data Director VA Upgrade 1.5, and click Next.


Click Add Multiple Rules to create a set of rules that determine the target upgrade version for virtual appliances.


Review the baseline settings and click Finish.