VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced by VMware recently and there are many enhancement and new features are available with this release.In this post am sharing details  about update manger in vSphere 6.7 .With vSphere 6.7 version update manager module consists of a server component and client components for the vSphere Client (an HTML5-based GUI) and the vSphere Web Client (a Flex-based GUI).

  • With vSphere 6.7 update manager (VUM)  is accessible through HTML5 web client with limited functions .You have to still use the Web Client Flex for rest of the  features accessibly .

 

  •  Update Manager on vCenter 6.7 or the UMDS that runs on Windows requires Microsoft .NET version 4.7.Installing or upgrading vCenter Update Manager or UMDS  on version 6.7 required  .NET 4.7 or to upgrade your existing .NET version to 4.7  .

  • With Quick Boot option on vSphere 6.7 Update Manager will reduce the time an ESXi host spends in maintenance mode during remediation. This is available from Update Manager configuration settings, and the remediation wizard. Quick Boot is supported on limited platforms and systems , Supported platforms , Refer – KB .
  • Virtual appliances upgrades with Update Manager is deprecated , Upgrade and patch operations of virtual appliances is deprecated in Update Manager 6.7.

Find the below supported and unsupported functionalities  of vSphere update manager with HTML5 and Flex Client . 

Supported Functionality in the vSphere Web Client (HTML5 )

Update Manager Functional Area Supported Functionality in the vSphere Web Client (HTML5 )
Configuration Settings Unsupported
Patch Repository Download patches manually to the repository
Import patches
Add/Remove baselines that include a particular patch
Baselines Create Patch Baselines
Edit Patch Baselines
Create Extension Baselines
Edit Extension Baselines
Create Host Upgrade Baselines
Edit Host Upgrade Baselines
Delete Baselines
Baseline Groups Create a Host Baseline Group
Edit a Baseline Group
Delete Baseline Groups
Scan Check Compliance for Hosts & Clusters
Working with Baselines and Baseline Groups Attach host baselines
Detatch host baselines
Delete host baselines
Attach baseline groups
Detatch baselines groups
Delete baselines groups
Pre-check remediation Pre-check remediation
Stage Stage all patches to hosts or none
Remediating Hosts & Clusters Remediation against predefined patch baselines (limited functionality)
Remediation against custom patch baselines (limited functionality)
Remediation against extension baselines (limited functionality)
Remediation against upgrade baselines (limited functionality)
Remediation against baseline groups (limited functionality)
Remediating vSAN clusters Remediation against system-managed baselines
Remediating VMs Unsupported
Monitor Update Manager Events&Notifications Update Manager related events are displayed in global vSphere Client events list.
Monitoring of Update Manager notifications are unsupported.
Scheduling Update Manager tasks Unsupported
Update Manager compliance view Compliance info cards that are available from the Updates tab:
Summary card of the selected host or cluster
Compliance information card of the selected host or cluster
Pre-check remediation card of the selected host or cluster

Supported Functionality in the vSphere Web Client (Flex-based GUI)

Update Manager Functional Area Supported Functionality in the vSphere Web Client (Flex-based GUI)
Configuration Settings Change the Update Manager Network Settings
Configure the Update Manager Proxy Settings
Configure the Update Manager Download Sources
Configure Checking for Updates
Configure Notifications Checks
Configure Host and Cluster Settings
Configure Using Quick Boot
Configure Host Maintenance Mode Settings
Configure Cluster Settings
Enable Remediation of PXE Booted ESXi Hosts
Take Snapshots Before Remediation
Configure Smart Rebooting
Configure the Update Manager Patch Repository Location
Patch Repository Download patches manually to the repository
Import patches
Add/Remove baselines that include a particular patch
Baselines Create Patch Baselines
Edit Patch Baselines
Create Extension Baselines
Edit Extension Baselines
Create Host Upgrade Baselines
Edit Host Upgrade Baselines
Delete Baselines
Baseline Groups Create a Host Baseline Group
Create a Virtual Machine Baseline Group
Edit a Baseline Group
Add and Remove Baselines to a Baseline Group
Delete Baseline Groups
Scan Scan Hosts
Scan Clusters
Scan VMs
Working with Baselines and Baseline Groups Attach host baselines
Detatch host baselines
Delete host baselines
Attach VM baselines
Detatch VM baselines
Attach baseline groups
Detatch baselines groups
Delete baselines groups
Pre-check remediation Pre-check remediation
Stage Select patches to stage to hosts
Remediating Hosts & Clusters Remediation against predefined patch baselines
Remediation against custom patch baselines
Remediation against extension baselines
Remediation against upgrade baselines
Remediation against baseline groups
Remediating vSAN clusters Remediation against system-managed baselines
Remediating VMs Remediation against predefined VM baselines
Monitor Update Manager Events&Notifications Update Manager related events are displayed in global vSphere Web Client events list.
Monitoring of Update Manager notifications is available from the Update Manager Admin view under Monitor tab.
Scheduling Update Manager tasks Schedule scan and remediate operations from Task&Events under the vSphere Web Client Monitor tab.
Update Manager compliance view Unsupported

Check the below VMware reference web page  to understand more about Update Manager and learn

Reference

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