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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Creating a host baseline group

Host baseline groups are useful when you have to perform an upgrade. Also, post upgrade, you may need to install patches that were released at a later date than the host upgrade or an extension (for example, a driver upgrade) that will make the server hardware compatible with the newer upgrade.

It is a requirement that you already have the required ESXi Image imported. Read the recipe Importing ESXi Images for instructions.

How to do it...

The following procedure will help you create a host baseline group:

  1. Connect to vCenter Server as an administrator using the vSphere Client.
  2. Go to Home | Update Manager.
  3. Navigate to the Baselines and Groups tab and click on the Create link corresponding to the baseline groups.
  4. In the ...

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