You can import a profile from a file 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 main view, click the Create Profile icon.
    The Create Profile wizard appears.
  2. Select the option to import a profile and click Next.
  3. Enter or browse the VMware Profile Format file to import and click Next.
  4. Select a valid host you want to designate as the reference host for the imported profile and click Next.
  5. Type the name, enter a description for the imported profile, and click Next when finished.
  6. Review the summary information for the imported profile and click Finish to complete importing the profile.


The imported profile appears in the profile list.