You create a host profile by extracting the configuration from a designated reference host.

Note: Host profiles do not capture offline or non-present devices. Any changes made to offline devices after extracting a host profile do not make a difference to the compliance check results.


Verify that you have a working vSphere installation and at least one completely and properly configured host.


  1. Navigate to the Host Profiles main view and click Extract Host Profile.
  2. On the Select host page, select the vCenter Server instance where to create the host profile.
  3. Select the host that acts as the reference host and click Next.
    The selected host must be a valid host.
  4. Enter a name and, optionally, a description for the new profile, and click Finish.


The new profile appears in the Host Profiles pane.