In the event of a compliance failure, use the Remediate function to apply the host profile settings onto the host. This action changes all Host Profile managed parameters to the values contained in the profile attached to the host.


Verify that the profile is attached to the host.


  1. Navigate to the profile you want to remediate to the host.
  2. Right-click the host profile and select Remediate.

    Certain Host Profile policy configurations require that the host be rebooted after remediation. In those cases, you are prompted to place the host into maintenance mode. You might be required to place hosts into maintenance mode before remediation. Hosts that are in a fully-automated DRS cluster are placed into maintenance mode at remediation. For other cases, the remediation process stops if the host is not placed into maintenance mode when it is needed to remediate a host.

  3. Select the host or hosts you want to remediate with the host profile.

    The host profile will be applied to each host that you select.

  4. Enter the host customizations to specify host properties or browse to import a host customization file.
  5. (Optional) You can update or change the user input parameters for the Host Profiles policies by customizing the host, and click Next.

    See Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy for more information about vSphere Auto Deploy.

  6. Click Pre-check Remediation to check if the selected hosts are ready for remediation.

    This check generates a list of tasks that will be performed on the host.

  7. Select the checkbox to reboot the host if it is required in order to complete the remediation process. If you wish to manually reboot the host after the process, do not select the checkbox.
  8. Review the tasks that are necessary to remediate the Host Profile and click Finish.


The compliance status is updated.