Use vSphere Auto Deploy to reprovision ESXi hosts with a different image profile or a different host profile.
vSphere Auto Deploy supports multiple reprovisioning options. You can perform a simple reboot or reprovision with a different image profile or a different host profile.
A first boot using vSphere Auto Deploy requires that you set up your environment and add rules to the rule set. See the topic "Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy" in the vSphere installation and Setup documentation.
The following reprovisioning operations are available.
- Simple reboot.
- Reboot of hosts for which the user answered questions during the boot operation.
- Reprovision with a different image profile.
- Reprovision with a different host profile.