If there is a compliance failure, use the remediate option to apply the host profile settings to the host. This action changes all host profile parameters to the values defined in the host profile that is attached to the host.


Verify that a host profile is attached to the host.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Policies and Profiles.
  2. Right-click the host profile and select Remediate.
    Note: Certain Host Profile policy configurations require that the host is rebooted after remediation. In such cases, you are prompted to place the host into maintenance mode. You might be required to place hosts into maintenance mode before remediation. Hosts that are in a fully automated DRS cluster are placed into maintenance mode during remediation. Alternatively, if the host is not placed into maintenance mode when required, the remediation process stops.
  3. Select the hosts you want to remediate against the host profile.
    The host profile is applied to each host that you select.
  4. (Optional) To specify host properties, enter your host customizations or import a host customization file.

    You can modify the user input parameters for the host profiles policies by customizing the host and clicking Next.

    Note: See Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy for more information about vSphere Auto Deploy.
  5. To check if the selected hosts can be remediated, click Pre-check Remediation.
    The pre-check generates a list of tasks that will be performed on the host.
  6. If needed, select the check box to reboot the hosts.
    Alternatively you can reboot the hosts manually after the remediation process.
  7. Review the tasks that are necessary to remediate the host profile and click Finish.


The compliance status is updated.