You can export a profile to a file that is in the VMware profile format (.vpf).

About this task

When a host profile is exported, administrator and user profile passwords are not exported. This is a security measure and stops passwords from being exported in plain text when the profile is exported. You will be prompted to re-enter the values for the password after the profile is imported and the password is applied to a host.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Host Profile you want to export.
  2. Right-click the profile and select All vCenter Actions > Export Host Profile.
  3. Select the location and type the name of the file to export the profile.
  4. Click Save.