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

Problem

When you perform Host Profiles 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 compatible host that acts as a reference host for the host profile you are trying to create.

Solution

  1. 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.