You can create a host profile from the Host Profiles main view using the configuration of an existing host.


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 Profiles main view, click Create Profile.
    The Create Profile wizard appears.
  2. Select the option to create a new profile and click Next.
  3. Select the host you want to designate as the reference host for the new host profile and click Next.
    The reference host must be a valid host.
  4. Type the name and enter a description for the new profile and click Next.
  5. Review the summary information for the new profile and click Finish to complete creating the profile.


The new profile appears in the profile list.