VMST Tool spec to update offline VM's in Vcenter?

I would like to use VMST Tool service in order to update patches on virtual machines that are offline within the Vcenter infrastructure.
My main questions are:
Can the VMST service tool scan missing security patches in a offline VM?
Does this tool generates reports from the scans?

Thanking you in advance for your support.
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Maniman manTechnology ConsultantAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, it's used to ensure that offline templates etc are updated and maintained, and are update to date as far as patches are concerned.

However, I'm not sure, it does what you think it does, because it does not update the VMs offline exactly, it brings them online to patch, and then shuts them down again!

As for reporting it's not really scanning a machine offline and proving a report.

and it's also designed for SCVMM. (not vCenter!)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
This product integrates into SCVMM, so any patches deployed and approved by WSUS will be installed.
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Maniman manTechnology ConsultantAuthor Commented:
My questions is the following:
Can the VMST service tool scan missing security patches in a offline VM?
Does this tool generates reports from the scans?
Thanks
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