If a rule in the inventory is in inactive state, you can edit its name and change the selection of hosts that match the rule criteria.



  1. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click Auto Deploy.
    By default, only the Administrator role has privileges to use the vSphere Auto Deploy service.
  2. On the Deploy Rules tab, from the list of rules in the inventory select the rule that you want to edit and click Edit.
    The Edit Deploy Rule dialog box appears.
  3. Select the Name and hosts page and enter a new name of the rule.
  4. Select a pattern to apply the rule to the hosts in the inventory.
    You can select to apply the rule to all the hosts in the inventory or to apply the rule only to hosts that match a specific pattern. You can select one or more patterns.
    For example, the rule can apply only to hosts in a vCenter Single Sign-On domain, with a specific host name, or that match a specific IPv4 range.
  5. Click OK.