Before you can apply the profile to an entity (host or cluster of hosts), you need to attach the entity to the profile or the profile to the entity.

You can attach a host or cluster to a profile from the Host Profiles main 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 remains.


  1. In the Host Profiles main view, select the profile to which you want to add the host or cluster from the profile list.
  2. Click the Attach Host/Cluster icon.
  3. Select the host or cluster from the expanded list and click Attach.
    The host or cluster is added to the Attached Entities list.
  4. Click OK to close the dialog.