Host Profiles maintain configuration consistency and correctness across your shared edge and compute cluster.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Create a host profile from the sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local ESXi host.
    1. In the Hosts and Clusters inventory, expand the sfo01w02vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    2. Right-click the sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local ESXi host and select Host Profiles > Extract Host Profile.
    3. In the Extract Host Profile dialog box, enter sfo01-w02hp-shared01 in the Name text box and click OK.
  3. Attach the host profile to the shared edge and compute cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w02-shared01 cluster and select Host Profiles > Attach Host Profile.
    2. In the Attach Host Profile dialog box, select the sfo01-w02hp-shared01 host profile, and click OK.
  4. Export a host customization specification for the hosts in the shared edge and compute cluster.
    1. Right-click the sfo01-w02-shared01 cluster and select Host Profiles > Export Host Customizations
    2. In the Export Host Customizations dialog box, click Save.
      The sfo01-w02hp-shared01_host_customizations.csv file is downloaded.
    3. Open the sfo01-w02hp-shared01_host_customizations.csv file in Excel.
    4. Edit the host customization file using these configuration values.

      ESXi Host

      Active Directory Configuration Password

      Active Directory Configuration Username

      NetStack Instance defaultTcpipStack->DNS configuration Name for this host

      sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      svc-domain-join_password

      svc-domain-join@rainpole.local

      sfo01w02esx01

      sfo01w02esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

      svc-domain-join_password

      svc-domain-join@rainpole.local

      sfo01w02esx02

      sfo01w02esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

      svc-domain-join_password

      svc-domain-join@rainpole.local

      sfo01w02esx03

      sfo01w02esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

      svc-domain-join_password

      svc-domain-join@rainpole.local

      sfo01w02esx04

      ESXi Host

      Host virtual NIC sfo01-w02-vds01:sfo01-w02-vds01-management:management->IP address settings IPv4 address

      Host virtual NIC sfo01-w02-vds01:sfo01-w02-vds01-management:management->IP address settings SubnetMask

      sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.41.101

      255.255.255.0

      sfo01w02esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.41.102

      255.255.255.0

      sfo01w02esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.41.103

      255.255.255.0

      sfo01w02esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.41.104

      255.255.255.0

      ESXi Host

      Host virtual NIC sfo01-w02-vds01:sfo01-w02-vds01-vmotion:vmotion->IP address settings IPv4 address

      Host virtual NICsfo01-w02-vds01:sfo01-w02-vds01-vmotion:vmotion->IP address settings SubnetMask

      sfo01w02esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.42.101

      255.255.255.0

      sfo01w02esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.42.102

      255.255.255.0

      sfo01w02esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.42.103

      255.255.255.0

      sfo01w02esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

      172.16.42.104

      255.255.255.0

    5. Right-click the sfo01-w02-shared01 cluster and select Host Profiles > Export Host Customizations.
      The Edit Host Customizations wizard appears.
    6. In the Select hosts dialog box, select all ESXi hosts and click Next
    7. Click Import Host Customizations, navigate to the sfo01-w02hp-shared01_host_customizations.csv file, click Open, and click Finish.
  5. Remediate the ESXi hosts in the shared edge and compute cluster.
    1. Navigate to the Policies and Profiles view and click Host Profiles.
    2. Click the sfo01-w02hp-shared01 host profile, click the Monitor tab, and click Check Compliance.

      The compliance test shows the first host as Compliant and the remaining hosts as Not Compliant.

    3. Click Remediate, select all non-compliant ESXi hosts from the list and click Remediate.

      All hosts now have Compliant status in the Host Profile Compliance column.

  6. Remove the sfo01-w02hp-shared01 host profile from the shared edge and compute cluster.

    You must remove the host profile because Host Profiles are not compatible with NSX-T .

    1. In the Hosts and Clusters inventory, right-click the sfo01-w02-shared01 cluster and select Host Profiles > Detach.
    2. In the Detach profile dialog box click Yes.