You can import a profile from a file 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.


  1. Navigate to the Host Profiles view.
  2. Click the Import Host Profile icon (import host profile icon).
  3. Click Browse to browse for the VMware Profile Format file to import
  4. Enter the Name and Description for the imported Host Profile, and click OK.


The imported profile appears in the profile list.