Information about the compliance states of selected vSphere inventory objects against baselines and baseline groups you attach is displayed in the Update Manager Client Compliance view.

The information is displayed in four panes.

Update Manager Tab Panes

Pane

Description

Attached Baseline Groups

Displays the baseline groups attached to the selected object. If you select All Groups and Independent Baselines, all attached baselines in the Attached Baselines pane are displayed. If you select an individual baseline group, only the baselines in that group are displayed in the Attached Baselines pane.

Attached Baselines

Displays the baselines attached to the selected object and included in the selected baseline group.

Compliance

Contains a compliance graph that changes dynamically depending on the inventory object, baseline groups, and baselines that you select. The graph represents the percentage distribution of the virtual machines, appliances, or hosts in a selected container object that are in a particular compliance state against selected baselines.

If you select an individual host, virtual machine, or appliance, the color of the graph is solid and represents a single compliance state.

Above the graph, the following compliance states are displayed:

All Applicable

Total number of inventory objects for which compliance is being calculated. This number is the total of objects in the selected container inventory object minus the objects for which the selected baselines are not applicable.

The applicability of a baseline is determined on the basis of whether the baseline is directly attached to the virtual machine, appliance, or host, or whether it is attached to a container object. Applicability also depends on whether the baseline contains patches, extensions, or upgrades that can be applied to the selected object.

Non-Compliant

Number of virtual machines, appliances, or hosts in the selected container object that are not compliant with at least one patch, extension, or upgrade in the selected baselines or baseline groups.

Incompatible

Number of virtual machines, appliances, or hosts in the selected container object that cannot be remediated against the selected baselines and baseline groups. Incompatible state requires more attention and investigation for determining the reason for incompatibility. To obtain more information about the incompatibility, view patch, extension, or upgrade details.

Unknown

Number of virtual machines, appliances, or hosts in the selected container object that are not scanned against at least one of the patches, extensions, or upgrades in the selected baselines and baseline groups.

Compliant

Number of compliant virtual machines, appliances, or hosts in the selected container object.

Bottom pane

The information in this pane depends on whether you select an individual object or a container object.

If you select a container object, the bottom pane of the Update Manager tab displays the following information:

A list of virtual machines, appliances, or hosts that meet the selections from the Attached Baseline Groups, Attached Baselines and Compliance panes.

The overall compliance of the objects against the patches, extensions, or upgrades included in the selected baselines and baseline groups.

If you select an individual object (such as virtual machine, appliance, or host), the bottom pane of the Update Manager tab displays the following information:

The number of patches, extensions, or upgrades included in the baseline or baseline group that you select.

The number of staged patches or extensions to a host.

The overall compliance of the objects against the patches, extensions, or upgrades included in the selected baselines and baseline groups.

The vendor, product, version, compliance, release date as well as change log for the selected virtual appliance against the attached upgrade baseline.