Vmware update manager

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How do we know when new patches where released by VMware . do we need to check the website regularly or do we need to configure any email so that we will get triggered automatically when the patches were released?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you set VMware in settings to check for updates, it will check for updates and let you know. That works.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
If your Vmware installation is related to business usually the moto 'if it works don't fix it' is the 1st to consider...if its home/lab based then follow the advice from John
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you are using VMware Update Manager, it has a schedule which checks daily for updates.

you then need to create a baseline and attach to your ESXi hosts, and use the scan option to check they are up to date.
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TilluAuthor Commented:
Hello John hurst

Where do we set VMware in settings can you please navigate to ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
On my system (not ESX), VMware, Preferences, Updates

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This is VMware Update Manager part of VMware vSphere, not VMware Workstation.

see my EE Article, it will give you an example of how to use Update Manager.

HOW TO: Update (Patch) VMware ESXi 6.0.0 GA to ESXi 6.0.0b with VMware Update Manager (VUM)

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm sorry, John's answer is discussing VMware Workstation (and he does not even mention that product), this topic and Question is VMware Update Manager which is a component of VMware vSphere.

Very different product and off topic in this question and makes no sense, it's like the Author asking a question about Apples, and a Answer for Pears is given!

Answers are:-

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