Before you can apply the profile to a host you need to attach the host to the profile or the profile to the host.

You can attach a profile to a host from the host's context menu in the Hosts and Clusters inventory view.

When a host profile is attached to a cluster, the host or hosts within that cluster are also attached to the host profile. However, when the host profile is detached from the cluster, the association between the host or host within the cluster and that host profile remain.


  1. In the Host and Clusters view, select the host to which you want to attach a profile.
  2. Right-click the host and select Host Profile > Manage Profile.
    Note: If no host profiles exist in your inventory, a dialog appears asking if you want to create and attach the host to this profile.
  3. In the Attach Profile dialog, select the profile to attach to the host and click OK.


The host profile is updated in the Summary tab of the host.