This section describes how to perform some of the basic tasks for Host Profiles. Access Host ProfilesThe Host Profiles main view lists all available profiles. Administrators can also use the Host Profiles main view to perform operations on host profiles and configure them. Create a Host ProfileYou create a host profile by extracting the designated reference host configuration. Attach Entities to a Host ProfileAfter creating a host profile from a reference host, you attach the host or cluster to the host profile. Detach Entities from a Host ProfileTo disassociate a configuration from an ESXi host or an entire cluster, that host or cluster must be detached from the host profile. Check ComplianceYou can confirm the compliance of a host or cluster to its attached Host Profile and determine which, if any, configuration parameters on a host are different from those specified in the Host Profile. Remediate a HostIn 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. Edit a Host ProfileYou can view and edit Host Profiles policies, select a policy to be checked for compliance, and change the policy name or description. Duplicate a Host ProfileA host profile duplicate is a copy of an existing host profile. Copy Settings from HostIf the configuration of the reference host changes, you can update the host profile so that it matches the reference host's new configuration. Host Profiles and vSphere Auto DeployHost Profiles works with vSphere Auto Deploy to provision physical ESXi hosts have a complete and expected configuration state for virtual switches, driver settings, boot parameters, and so on. Import a Host ProfileYou can import a profile from a file in the VMware profile format (.vpf). Export a Host ProfileYou can export a profile to a file that is in the VMware profile format (.vpf). Copy Settings to Host ProfileOnce you make changes to a host profile, you can propagate those changes to other host profiles in the inventory.