You can view and edit Host Profiles policies, select a policy to be checked for compliance, and change the policy name or description.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Policies and Profiles.
  2. Under Policies and Profiles, click Host Profiles.
  3. Right-click the host profile that you want to edit and click Edit Host Profile.
  4. (Optional) Click the Name and description tab to change the profile name and description.
  5. In the Settings tab, expand each category to view or edit particular policies or settings.
    Note: See Edit a Policy for detailed instructions for editing a Host Profile policy. See Disable Host Profile Component or Subprofile for detailed instructions on enabling or disabling a policy from compliance check or remediation.
  6. View All host profile configurations or only Favorites configurations.
    You can mark a configuration as a favorite with the star icon. Those are then added to Favorites configurations.
  7. (Optional) In the search field, filter the configuration names and values you want to view.
    For example, enter SNMP. All configurations that relate to SNMP are displayed.
  8. (Optional) Customize the hosts.
    Make any changes to the available configuration values for this profile and click Save.
    Note: The host customization settings page only appears if you changed any settings that require host customizations.


The changes are made when the "Update Host Profile" task is completed in the Recent Tasks status. If you attempt to remediate the profile before the task is complete, the profile configuration does not contain the change.