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

Note: 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. In the Host Profiles view page, select the profile to export from the profile list.
  2. Right-click the profile and select the Export Profile.
  3. Select the location and type the name of the file to export the profile.
  4. Click Save.