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


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

You must have a vSphere installation and at least one properly configured host in the inventory.


  1. In the Host and Clusters view, select the host that you want to designate as the reference host for the new host profile.
    The host must be a valid host to use as a reference host.
  2. Right-click the host and select Host Profile > Create Profile from Host
    The Create Profile from Host wizard opens.
  3. Type the name and enter a description for the new profile and click Next.
  4. Review the summary information for the new profile and click Finish to complete creating the profile.


The new profile appears in the host's Summary tab.