When you run a PowerCLI cmdlet that assigns an image profile that is not Auto Deploy ready, a warning message appears.


When you write or modify rules to assign an image profile to one or more hosts, the following error results:

Warning: Image Profile <name-here> contains one or more software packages that are not stateless-ready. You may experience problems when using this profile with Auto Deploy.


Each VIB in an image profile has a stateless-ready flag that indicates that the VIB is meant for use with Auto Deploy. You get the error if you attempt to write an Auto Deploy rule that uses an image profile in which one or more VIBs have that flag set to FALSE.
Note: You can use hosts provisioned with Auto Deploy that include VIBs that are not stateless ready without problems. However booting with an image profile that includes VIBs that are not stateless ready is treated like a fresh install. Each time you boot the host, you lose any configuration data that would otherwise be available across reboots for hosts provisioned with Auto Deploy.


  1. Use Image Builder PowerCLI cmdlets to view the VIBs in the image profile.
  2. Remove any VIBs that are not stateless-ready.
  3. Rerun the Auto Deploy PowerCLI cmdlet.