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To apply the baseline to a single VM, select to the VM using the Inventory /VMs and Templates and click the Update Manager tab. and select the “Critical VM Patches” and “Non-Critical VM patches”. Click Scan to open the Confirm Scan windows Click Scan again …and wait for the patch scan to complete.Once the scan is complete the # of updates needed will be displayed. Make sure the baselines you want are selected and hit next. (note the choices – you have different scheduling options for on, off and suspended VMs)Typically you’ll want to take a snapshot of the VM first.So, it seems this update is not supported on my version, although upgrading itself works without any issue other than Update Manager.I haven't been able to find any article on this issue anywhere just yet, so any help in this regards is very much appreciated.Network connectivity – On this section you can change the ports on which clients and ESX/ESXi servers communicate with the Update Manager server. Download Settings Direct connection to the Internet – If the Update Manager server has an internet connection you should choose this option to download patches from the VMware repository. Use a share repository – This is for those that don’t have an internet connection on the Update Manager server, and they are using an internal web server to publish VMware patches.
hit Next Confirm your options and hit Finish A “hidden'” iso (CD) image will be built containing the patches to be installed.For powered off, suspended or template VMs the procedure is the same, but behind the scenes is a little different.The machines are scanned while powered off, but they are started (or in the case of templates, converted to VMs then started) in order to remediate.My example will use the default VM baselines: “Critical VM Patches” and “Non-Critical VM patches”.Note: To see what is included in the patches, use the v Sphere client to navigate to Solutions and Applications / Update Manager Select the “Baseline and Groups” tab and hit the button for “VMs/VAs” click the number in the “Content” column to open a window listing all the updates contained in that baseline.
Attach the v Center Installer CD/DVD to the Update Manager system and click and Select v Sphere Update Manager and click on Install My Update Manager DSN “UM” points to an older version of Update Manager datbase which requires upgrading.