You can import a profile from a file 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 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.
- In the vSphere Client, select .
- Click Import Host Profile.
- Click Browse to locate the VMware Profile Format file (.vpf) to import.
- Enter the Name and Description for the imported Host Profile, and click OK.
The imported profile appears in the profile list.