Deploying Patches to Virtual Machines and to Virtual Machine Templates

The method for initiating a patch deployment is the same regardless of whether you are deploying to a physical machine, an online virtual machine, an offline virtual machine, or a virtual machine template. It's what happens after you initiate the deployment, however, that is slightly different for virtual machines and for virtual machine templates.

For deployments to virtual machines that are hosted on a server it is recommended you use the Virtual Machine Standard deployment template. Also, in all cases, during deployment the virtual network will need to remain connected.