Use vSphere Update Manager to work with baselines and baseline groups, to scan virtual machines, and to upgrade those virtual machines with the new hardware version.

For this example, the scenario is to remediate virtual machines to upgrade their virtual hardware to version 8. As you go through the steps in this example, use the information in Values to Use When Following the Remediation Example to make entries and choices.

Values to Use When Following the Remediation Example

Item

Where Item Appears in the Interface

Value

Baseline group

Click the Baselines and Groups tab and select New Baseline Group.

Select Inventory and click the Update Manager tab. Click the Attach Update Manager tab and select Remediate.

Remediate VM Hardware

Baselines to include in the group

Click the Baselines and Groups tab and select the New Baseline Group.

VMware Tools Upgrade to Match Host

VMware Hardware Upgrade to Match Host

Type of object to attach to

Select Inventory.

VMs and Templates

Select an object

Select Inventory.

Click the Update Manager tab and select Remediate.

The folder containing the targeted virtual machines

Types of update to scan for

Select Inventory > Scan for updates.

VMware Tools upgrades

VM Hardware upgrades

You have installed VMware vSphere Update Manager and it is associated with a vCenter Server instance.

You have upgraded your hosts to vSphere 5.0

You have upgraded VMware Tools, if you are not performing an orchestrated upgrade.

You have collected the targeted virtual machines in a folder.