Creating a Host Profile into the vCenter Server inventory results with a failure.

Problem

When you perform Host Profile operations into the vCenter Server inventory such as:

  • Edit a Host Profile.

  • Import a Host Profile.

  • Export a Host Profile.

The process of creating a Host Profile fails with an error.

There is no suitable host in the inventory as reference host for the profile Host Profile. The profile does not have any associated reference host.

Cause

The vCenter Server inventory does not have a completely and properly configured host that acts as a reference host for the Host Profile you are trying to create.

Procedure

Add a host that acts as a reference host in the vCenter Server inventory with the same version as the Host Profile you are trying to create.