The Host Image Profile acceptance level determines which vSphere installation bundles (VIBs) are accepted for installation.

VIB signatures are checked and accepted for installation based on a combination of the VIB acceptance level and the host image profile acceptance level. VIBs are tagged with an acceptance level that depends on their signature status.

See Acceptance Levels.


Required privileges: Host > Configuration > SecurityProfile and Host > Configuration > Firewall


  1. From the vSphere Web Client, connect to the vCenter Server.
  2. Select the host in the inventory.
  3. Click the Manage tab.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under System, select Security Profile.
  6. Scroll down to Host Image Profile Acceptance Level, and click Edit.
  7. Select the acceptance level and click OK.
    Table 1. Host Image Profile Acceptance Levels

    Host Image Profile Acceptance Level

    Accepted Levels of VIBs

    VMware Certified

    VMware Certified

    VMware Accepted

    VMware Certified, VMware Accepted

    Partner Supported

    VMware Certified, VMware Accepted, Partner Supported

    Community Supported

    VMware Certified, VMware Accepted, Partner Supported, Community Supported