You can add, modify, or delete the host profile.

You can create a host profile with specific set of BIOS settings, firmware version, PCI devices, and PCI groups. When you create a host and select a specific host profile for a domain, VMware Telco Cloud Automation applies the configurations of the specified host profile to all the hosts within that domain.


  • Ensure that you have details of BIOS keys and values.
  • Ensure that you have details of the firmware.


  1. Click the Configuration tab.
  2. Click Host Profile.
  3. To add a new host profile, click Add .
  4. Add the profile name in the Profile Name field.
  5. In the BIOS Settings Field, to add values click Add Attributes.
    • Add the BIOS key in the Key field.
    • Add the corresponding value of the BIOS key in the Value field.
  6. In the Firmwares, to add values click Add Firmware.
    • Add the firmware name in the Name field.
    • Add the identity of the firmware, that the vendor provides, in the Software field.
    • Add the version of the firmware to which you want to upgrade the current firmware in the Version field.
    • Add the location of the firmware upgrade file in the Location field.
    • Add the value of checksum of the firmware upgrade file in the Checksum field.
  7. In the PCI Device Settings, to add values click Add Device.
    • To add a PCI device action, click Add Action.
    • Select the value from the drop-down menu. You can select SRIOV for SRIOV based devices, PassThrough for PassThrough devices, or Custom for ACC100 devices.
      • For the SRIOV device, configure the value of maxVfs.
      • For PassThrough device, configure the value of passthroughEnabled.
      • For Custom (ACC100) devices, provide the configuration file required for ACC100 in customConfigContent field.
    • To add a filter for PCI devices, click Add Filter. Provide the values of Key and Value field.
  8. In the PCI Device Groups, to add create a device group click Add Group .
    1. Add the group name in the Device Group Name.
    2. To add a filter for the device group, click Add Filter and enter the key and value in the Key and Value field.
  9. In the ESXi Reservation, to add ESXi details.
    • Reserved cores per NUMA node - Number of cores reserved for ESXi process. For ESXi version 7.0U2 and above, the default value is 1. For other ESXi versions, the default value is 2.
    • Reserved Memory per NUMA node - Memory reserved for ESXi process. The default value is 512 MB.
    • Min. cores for CPU reservation per NUMA node - Number of physical core reserved for each NUMA node. If you do not configure this parameter, the value from reservedCoresPerNumaNode is applied. The default value is 3.