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.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Policies and Profiles.
  2. Click Import Host Profile.
  3. Click Browse to locate the VMware Profile Format file (.vpf) to import.
  4. Enter the Name and Description for the imported Host Profile, and click OK.


The imported profile appears in the profile list.