You can export a profile to a file that is in the VMware profile format (.vpf).

When a host profile is exported, administrator and user profile passwords are not exported. This is a security measure and stops passwords from being exported in a plain text when the profile is exported. You will be prompted to re-enter the values for the password after the profile is imported and the password is applied to a host.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Policies and Profiles.
  2. Right-click the profile and select Export Host Profile.
  3. Click Save.